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Wed Apr 5, 2017, 06:30 PM Apr 2017

House Prepares to Leave for Recess Without Health Care Deal [View all]

Source: NBC NEWS

The House of Representatives is set to leave town Thursday morning for a two-week break without reaching an agreement on health care. It's another blow to Republicans and the Trump administration who had worked this week to revive the failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

After Republicans failed to garner enough votes nearly two weeks ago to pass the American Health Care Act, some Republicans instrumental in the bill's failure — especially the conservatives — expressed renewed motivation to find a way to reach consensus with their more moderate counterparts.

The Trump administration in recent days has led discussions among the disparate groups in an attempt to reach a Republican compromise. But those talks went nowhere when an agreement could not be reached on a few issues and a late-night meeting with Vice President Mike pence and representatives of the relative factions of House Republicans Tuesday failed to move the effort forward.

Congress will return from recess with a crowded agenda that starts with the need to pass a funding measure to prevent a government shutdown. They'll also have to consider a debt ceiling increase and would like to also tackle tax reform.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-prepares-leave-recess-without-health-care-deal-n743106

Breathe a sigh of relief for now at least
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