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 ObamaJennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's engagement win Obama's endorsement Pence lobbies anti-Trump donors to support reelection: report The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump attacks on McCain rattle GOP senators 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 RyanFormer Dem candidate says he faced cultural barriers on the campaign trail because he is working-class Former House candidate and ex-ironworker says there is 'buyer's remorse' for Trump in Midwest Head of top hedge fund association to step down 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.