Schumer: ‘Reckless’ to vote on ObamaCare repeal without budget score
“I believe the Congressional Budget Office, when they score it, they will ultimately show America everything America needs to know, how this bill would likely hurt overall coverage numbers and affordability and at the same time explode the deficit,” he said.
His comments come after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pressed Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to delay the House replacement bill until the CBO could offer its analysis of the legislation.
A GOP aide defended the timeline on Tuesday, saying it’s not uncommon for committees to mark up proposals — including healthcare bills — before the CBO has weighed in.
Wednesday’s markups come as the House plan is drawing fire from conservative lawmakers and outside groups that argue it needs to go further.
No Democrats are expected to support the repeal measure, which will need 51 votes to clear the Senate.
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