March 23, 2017 / 8:28 PM / 6 months ago

No. 2 House Republican says healthcare bill debate to start Friday - CNN

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a news conference on the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday lawmakers would begin debating a bill to roll back Obamacare on Friday, admitting the votes were not yet in place to secure passage.

Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, made the comments in an interview with CNN.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Bill Rigby

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