Priebus hoping for healthcare vote this week

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said early Monday that he believes there will be a healthcare vote this week. 

"I certainly hope so. ... I think it will happen this week,” Priebus said on “CBS This Morning.”

Priebus also said he thinks there will be enough votes to pass the revised GOP legislation.

Priebus said the measure, if Congress passes it this week, “will be one of the fastest pieces of signature legislation to go through for a president since Roosevelt.”

Priebus also mentioned President Trump’s predecessor, saying that President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaCampaign staffers sue Illinois Dem governor candidate over alleged racial discrimination Bipartisanship is a greater danger than political polarization GOP group makes late play in Iowa seat once seen as lost MORE's stimulus bill was “pre-baked.” 


“People make so much of the stimulus bill that Barack Obama put through, but remember that was pre-baked in October during a financial meltdown and people were — on both sides — writing that bill that passed in February,” he continued.

Priebus also listed the timelines of other presidents’ major legislative accomplishments to show the speed with which the Trump administration hopes to get healthcare passed.

“[George W. Bush] was in June. Reagan was in August. [George H.W. Bush] wasn’t until a year and a half later. So this would be very quick for President Trump to get this through,” he said.

Priebus's comments come after an amendment was added to the House GOP's healthcare legislation to get more Republican lawmakers on board. 

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia Republicans should prepare for Nancy Pelosi to wield the gavel Ryan signals support for sanctions if Saudis killed Khashoggi MORE (R-Wis.) pulled the American Health Care Act from the House floor in late March after it became clear it did not have enough votes to pass.