House Democrats seek to delay new House GOP healthcare bill
The House Democrats on Tuesday filed a procedural motion to delay a House vote on a new healthcare bill that could end the GOP’s chances at passing a health care bill.
The procedural motion filed with the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday comes after House Republicans on Monday failed to pass a measure to fund the government past March 31, effectively delaying a vote on the bill, which would repeal and replace President Donald Trump’s signature health care law.
The motion would also require that the House vote to advance the bill in the next legislative session beginning March 25.
The vote would take place on March 25 if no Democrat votes to advance it.
The House could then adjourn for the week before a full House vote, which could be postponed if no Democrats support the bill.
Democrats on Tuesday also asked the House to consider an amendment to allow the House of Representatives to vote on legislation on the same day as a conference committee, which is not required under current rules.
Republicans have vowed to proceed with the House-passed healthcare bill, and their goal is to have a new bill approved by the end of the month.