President Donald Trump on Thursday failed to get a health care vote in his first 100 days after House GOP leaders couldn't get enough votes necessary to pass their latest Obamacare replacement bill.
"There will be no vote tomorrow," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters Thursday, and that there probably won't be a vote until at least next week. Party leaders made that decision after spending all day pressuring moderate GOP lawmakers to back that bill, but fell short of the votes they'd need to prevail.
Democrats are trying to bail out insurance companies from disastrous #ObamaCare, and Puerto Rico with your tax dollars. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2017
Earlier this week, Trump tweeted about Obamacare, arguing Democrats are to blame.
McCarthy also said Republicans on Friday would push through the House a short-term spending bill to keep the government open for at least another week.
Minority Democrats are threatening to withhold support unless there is a bipartisan deal on a massive $1 trillion measure funding agencies through Sept. 30, when the current fiscal year ends, and no final agreement has been reached.
Republicans had A MONTH to fix this. There's no excuse for pushing another bill that would make health care unaffordable for so many vets.— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) April 27, 2017
Democrats have been vocal about their disappointment in the White House's actions.
--The Associated Press contributed to this report.