President Donald Trump looks likely to pass his 100th day in office without successfully repealing Obamacare, but lawmakers appeared to have avoided a government shutdown for at least another week.
Following a flurry activity on a compromise to a GOP bill shelved last month for lack of support, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said late Thursday that there wouldn’t be a vote on health care this week.
The announcement came after Democrats threatened to oppose even a one-week extension to keep the government’s lights on if GOP lawmakers tried to push health care through on Friday or Saturday, which is Trump’s 100th day.
Trump and GOP House members have been eager to pass a bill on one of their major campaign promises but objections from moderate members on some of the compromise measures and the pressing need to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government operating past Friday’s midnight deadline made a vote untenable.
GOP leaders have insisted that while progress is being made…
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