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    Trump Ends Negotiations on Healthcare Bill, Demands Vote on Friday

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    Donald Trump and Paul Ryan notified Republican lawmakers that negotiations over the new healthcare bill are done.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. strides to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, as he and the Republican leadership scramble for votes on their health care overhaul in the face of opposition from reluctant conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus.
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan notified Republican lawmakers on Thursday night that negotiations over the new healthcare bill are done, media reported.

    The White House and Ryan told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting that negotiations are finished and Trump wants a vote on the American Health Care Act by Friday, CNN reported.

    Earlier on Thursday, the House announced it will not vote on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday night as expected.

    Conservatives with the US House of Representatives Freedom Caucus did not reach a deal with congressional Republicans to support the healthcare bill.

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