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“Republicans have to understand that the health care bill is not going to be repealed,” the Nevada Democrat said.

The health care repeal effort also put Republicans in violation of their campaign promise to allow more chances for lawmakers to have a say on big legislation, both in committee and through amendments on the House floor. The repeal bill is not going through the regular committee process and no amendments will be allowed.

“Listen, I promised a more open process. I didn’t promise that every single bill was going to be an open bill,” Mr. Boehner told reporters.