White House: House to Vote on Replacing Obamacare Friday After Postponement

VOA FILE – House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin walks past reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2017, to meet with President Donald Trump who came to the Capitol to rally support for the Republican health care overhaul by taking his case directly to GOP lawmakers

The White House says the House of Representatives will vote Friday morning on overhauling Obamacare, as Republicans strive to find more “yes” votes.

A vote set for Thursday night was postponed when House leaders determined there were not enough votes to pass it.

Every Democrat is expected to vote no, while dozens of moderate and conservative Republicans say they will vote against it or are leaning that way.

Members of the House conservative bloc known as the Freedom Caucus said after meeting with President Donald Trump that they have reached no agreement on whether to support the Obamacare overhaul.

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