Anxiety Mounts Among Conservative Members Who Fear Momentum Is Fading On Repeal
Uneasy with the new, deliberative tone coming from both the president and other Republicans, some lawmakers are intensifying their efforts to make sure the House takes swift action on dismantling the health law.
The Wall Street Journal:
Conservative Republicans Double Down On Push To Repeal Health Law
Conservative Republicans, worried about growing voices within the party advising or accepting a slower pace for repealing the Affordable Care Act, are redoubling their push to speed the GOP’s long-desired goal. President Donald Trump on Sunday became the latest top Republican to sound cautious notes about the party’s ability to rapidly repeal large swaths of the 2010 health law and enact its own vision. He told Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly that “maybe it’ll take until sometime into next year,” saying repeal and replacement was “statutorily” difficult to accomplish quickly. (Peterson and Radnofsky, 2/6)
Republicans: ObamaCare Repeal Starts This Spring
Two of the top Republicans in Congress on Monday said they are pushing ahead with the plan to begin repealing ObamaCare this spring, despite any confusion caused by President Trump saying the process could spill into next year. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) told reporters that he is working off of Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) timeline of moving repeal legislation by the end of March. (Sullivan, 2/6)