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Ryan sees hope for healthcare, criticizes latest Trump tweet

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 01:22

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he expects his chamber to move quickly once the Senate passes its version of healthcare legislation, and says he doesn't view the president's latest tweet, assailing a TV news host, as ''an appropriate comment.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday (June 29) told reporters at a news conference that he expects his chamber to move quickly once the Senate passes its version of healthcare legislation. Republican leaders hope to agree on changes to the legislation by Friday so lawmakers can take it up after next week's Independence Day recess.. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday abandoned plans to seek passage of it this week because Republicans did not have 50 votes to pass the bill. For seven years, Republicans have led a quest to undo the 2010 law known as Obamacare, Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement. Trump made dismantling it a top campaign promise during last year's presidential campaign but policy differences within the party have raised doubts Republicans can achieve a repeal. Ryan also said the U.S. Senate must vote again on legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia because the version passed earlier this month violated the U.S. Constitution. "They wrote the bill incorrectly so we've told the Senate you have to write it correctly to follow the Constitution," Ryan told reporters at a news conference, adding that any revenue measures have to originate in the House of Representatives. The U.S. Senate, which passed its measure on June 15, is working on its revision, he added.

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Ryan sees hope for healthcare, criticizes latest Trump tweet

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 01:22