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After All That Turmoil, House May Have To Vote On Health Plan Again

In an "abundance of caution," House leaders are refraining from sending the legislation to the Senate until the CBO score comes back.

Bloomberg: House May Need To Vote Again On GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill
House Republicans barely managed to pass their Obamacare repeal bill earlier this month, and they now face the possibility of having to vote again on their controversial health measure. House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t yet sent the bill to the Senate because there’s a chance that parts of it may need to be redone, depending on how the Congressional Budget Office estimates its effects. House leaders want to make sure the bill conforms with Senate rules for reconciliation, a mechanism that allows Senate Republicans to pass the bill with a simple majority. (House, 5/18)

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