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Where Republican Lawmakers Stand On the Revised Health Care Bill

Media outlets look at who is voting "no" on the legislation, who is undecided and who leadership is targeting to support the bill.

The New York Times: What To Watch For: Nail-Biter On Repealing Health Law
After weeks of fits and starts, House Republican leaders plan on Thursday to try yet again to advance legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act. A sizable number of House Republicans have been either opposed to the bill or undecided in recent days. But Republican leaders now say they have the votes to pass the legislation, called the American Health Care Act. (Kaplan, 5/4)

The Hill: GOP Labors For Healthcare Win
Donald Trump really, really wants a victory on healthcare. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) might need one. The president and Speaker, still desperate for their first major legislative win in this new Republican era, are pulling out all the stops to corral 216 votes and pass a long-stalled healthcare bill through the House. GOP leaders voiced confidence Wednesday night that the vote would happen on Thursday and that their legislation would be approved. (Wong and Bolton, 5/3)

San Francisco Chronicle: Trump, GOP Leaders Lean On California Republicans To Pass Health Bill 
President Trump and House GOP leaders leaned hard Wednesday on undecided Republicans, including vulnerable Californians in swing districts, in a last-ditch effort to pass their proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act this week. By late in the day, Republican leaders expressed confidence they had the support they needed to repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative victory, and said the House would vote Thursday. (Lochhead, 5/3)

San Jose Mercury News: California's GOP Delegation Key To Obamacare Repeal
Nearly six weeks after Republican leaders in the House canceled a vote on a controversial replacement for the Affordable Care Act because they lacked the votes, they are set to try again on Thursday. And California’s 14 Republican members of Congress will be critical in deciding its fate. (Seipel, 5/3)

Denver Post: Colorado Republicans Warm To GOP Healthcare Plan
Republican efforts to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system gained traction Wednesday with GOP members of Colorado’s congressional delegation. Headed into the morning, only one of the state’s seven House members, Ken Buck, R-Windsor, had voiced support for the latest proposal. All three Democrats, Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis, were opposed, and Colorado’s three remaining House Republicans, Mike Coffman, Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton, were on the fence. (Matthews, 5/3)

Chicago Tribune: Chicago-Area Republicans Haven't Said How They'll Vote On Latest Health Care Plan
Three Republican congressmen who represent Chicago suburbs have so far declined to preview how they would vote on the latest measure to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act amid signs the House plans to make another run at the proposal Thursday. All three — Reps. Peter Roskam of Wheaton, Randy Hultgren of Plano and Adam Kinzinger of Channahon — have been sharp critics of former President Barack Obama's health reforms. They've also been the target of angry protests and pressure tactics from supporters of the law commonly known as Obamacare. (Skiba, 5/3)

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