House to vote Thursday on Republican healthcare bill: McCarthy

News 03 May 2017

left right 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 1/8 left right U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) (C) and Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) (R) return to the West Wing after speaking to reporters about health care legislation after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 2/8 left right U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) (L) and Representative Billy Long (R-MO) (R) speak to reporters about health care legislation after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 3/8 left right U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) turns to give one last comment to reporters about health care legislation after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 4/8 left right U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) speaks to reporters about health care legislation after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 5/8 left right U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) speaks to reporters about health care legislation after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 6/8 left right U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) (2nd R) makes way for Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) (R) to speak to reporters about health care legislation after meeting with President Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 7/8 left right U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the U.S. Air Force Academy Commander-in-Chief trophy presentation in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts 8/8

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled a vote for Thursday on a Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday, adding that he believes the party has enough support to pass the legislation.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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