Saturday, March 25, 2017

Paul Ryan On Health Care Defeat: We Came Up ShortSpeaker of the House Paul Ryan held a brief press conference after the Republican health care replacement bill was pulled before an official vote. The speaker met with President Trump earlier today, where Ryan informed the White House that the votes were not there for the American Health Care Act. Trump reportedly asked Ryan to then pull the legislation from consideration.

He said that the shift from being an opposition party to a governing party has its “growing pains,” and that they came up short today. Ryan said that doing big things is hard in Congress, and much more remains on the table to improve the lives of Americans, which is what he and others in the Republican caucus plan to do after this legislative defeat.

Ryan had no regrets. He was proud of this bill, which he said would have provided relief to families struggling under the regulatory burdens of Obamacare. He also said that the worst is yet to come for Americans regretting the effects of this bill.

He thanked President Trump, Vice President Pence, the White House staff, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney for their contributions during this process.

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  1. I hope the people who voted no to get rid of Obamacare know it was not Trump that did this to them. The conservative coalition shot their own party in the heart. It was understood that not everything would be included, and also understood that changes could be made.

    People like Rand Paul doing a victory lap just hurt lots of working Americans. Everything in Obamacare is STILL there. People are going to hurt. The bill was not perfect, but it was a good first step.

    What stupid idiots...just my opinion!

  2. These so called freedom caucus members just gave us Obamacare for another year. Thanks ASSHOLES!

    Trump does not bluff. I hope they get on board with tax reform. Somebody better tell them you don't get all you want.

    Rand Paul and others just hurt the people in their districts. I hope they know that they are not liked much right now. There were chances to make amendments to the new Health Care bill but the stupid Republicans can get it together.