- The Washington Times - Monday, April 24, 2017

Rep. Pete Sessions said Monday he doesn’t believe there will be a vote on health care this week.

“I think it’s unlikely and the most important reason why not is because we haven’t had a chance to explain to the American people about what that health care plan should be,” the Texas Republican said on CNN’s “New Day.”

Mr. Sessions also said President Trump needs to have some understanding of how Congress works and why health care must come second to passing the spending bill this week.

“The president needs a sense of understanding, not only about how we work, but why we’re doing this, and funding the government is bigger necessarily than any one piece part.”

When asked about funding the border wall, which is anticipated to be in the spending bill, Mr. Sessions said he hasn’t seen any details on the building plan, despite the Trump administration’s demands for funding.

“I have yet to see the plan from the White House or the secretary of Homeland Security that shows where and what that wall would look like,” Mr. Sessions said.

The deadline for passing the spending bill is Friday.

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