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Pence to GOP: Obamacare Must Go — ‘Repeal Now and Replace Later’

PAM KEY

Tuesday at the Retail Federation Summit in Washington D.C., Vice President Mike Pence called on Republicans in Congress to repeal Obamacare “now.”

Pence said, “As the president said just early today most Republicans were loyal, terrific and worked really hard. And there were no truer words. But last night we learned the Senate still doesn’t have consensus on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare at the same time. President Trump and I fully support the majority leader’s decision to move forward with a bill that just repeals Obamacare and gives Congress time, as the President said, to work on a new health care plan that will start with a clean slate.”

“You know, the Senate actually passed the very same bill in 2015 and sent it to President Obama’s desk, and they should do it again,” he continued. “But to be clear, the Senate should vote to repeal now and replace later or return to the legislation carefully crafted in the House and Senate. But either way, inaction is not an option. Congress needs to step up! Congress needs to do their job, and Congress needs to do their job now!”

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