- The Washington Times - Friday, April 28, 2017

Sen. Jeff Merkley said Friday that many Republican senators are hoping the new health care bill never makes it out of the House.

“I think my Senate colleagues are praying it never comes out of the House and they don’t have to vote on it,” the Oregon Democrat said on MSNBC. “It’s a bad vote, no matter how you frame it, for my Republican colleagues.”

Mr. Merkley acknowledged that some parts of Obamacare do need to change but that “the core elements will remain in place” even if the bill does come to the Senate.

The House has yet to schedule a vote on the new health care plan.

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