The House has rescheduled its debate and vote on repealing Obamacare for next week, a process that was shelved in the wake of the shootings in Tuscon. The office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced debate on the bill will begin next Tuesday.
“As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume thoughtful consideration of the health care bill next week,” Brad Dayspring, a Cantor spokesman told Politico. “Americans have legitimate concerns about the cost of the new health care law and its effect on the ability to grow jobs in our country. It is our expectation that the debate will continue to focus on those substantive policy differences surrounding the new law.”
Debate was supposed to open Thursday.
With the newly-scheduled date of Tuesday, debate is expected to last until the end of Wednesday with a vote taking place shortly after that. A repeal bill is expected to pass the House at that time and make its way to the Senate by the end of the next week.
The chances of the bill making it through the Senate are less likely.