Politics

House Delays Health Care Vote Hours Before It’s Scheduled

The House will not vote on the proposed Republican health care bill Thursday night as planned.

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Just hours after press secretary Sean Spicer said he believed the vote on the American Health Care Act would move forward as scheduled, a GOP leadership aide confirmed that the vote was canceled.

“The president’s plan is to pass the bill tonight,” Spicer said. “That’s the president’s plan. That’s why he’s been fighting for it.”

A White House official said the vote will now take place Friday morning.

“Debate will commence tonight as planned and the vote will be in the morning to avoid voting at 3 a.m. We feel this should be done in the light of day, not in the wee hours of the night and we are confident the bill will pass in the morning.”