House to hold delayed vote on healthcare repeal next week

The House will vote next week on a bill to repeal the healthcare reform law, a spokeswoman for Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorGOP faces tough battle to become 'party of health care' 737 crisis tests Boeing's clout in Washington House Republicans find silver lining in minority MORE (R-Va.) confirmed Thursday afternoon.

The new Republican majority had scheduled a vote for yesterday, but it was delayed after the shooting tragedy in Arizona over the weekend.

A Cantor spokeswoman confirmed the vote Thursday afternoon.

“As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume thoughtful consideration of the healthcare bill next week,” said Cantor spokeswoman Laena Fallon. “Americans have legitimate concerns about the cost of the new healthcare law and its effect on the ability to grow jobs in our country. It is our expectation that the debate will continue to focus on those substantive policy differences surrounding the new law.”

Cantor’s office will release an official schedule tomorrow.