Rep. Reed Expresses Optimism for Proposed Healthcare Replacement

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - While many feel Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill won't have enough votes to secure the passing of a new healthcare bill, a local congressman believes otherwise- for now.

During his weekly conference call, Rep. Tom Reed (R, Corning) says he believes Republicans are close to having the right amount of votes needed to pass the proposed Obamacare replacement bill.

"I think, working with the whip team and working with the others, my understanding of it is that we're right there," Rep. Reed said. "So stay tuned, it could happen this week, it might not, given that we're not going to move the bill until we get the votes and we get it right."

Republicans will need to garner at least 217 votes to pass the bill.


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