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FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon released the following statement on the delayed vote on the American Health Care Act:
“We had hoped that there would be a deal today that would address House conservatives’ concerns with the American Health Care Act. Unfortunately, no agreement was reached. The last few weeks of drama could have been avoided if Speaker Paul Ryan and House leadership had provided a more open process and sought feedback early on from House conservatives, including the members of the Freedom Caucus.
“Obviously, this was not a clear path to do anything. Speaker Ryan said the reconciliation bill from last term was the ‘clear path’ for repealing ObamaCare under a Republican president. Virtually all Republicans voted for it. If Paul Ryan will push that bill, our activists will be behind him 100 percent to pressure Republicans to vote for it again.
“We’re ready to move on other issues on the legislative agenda, including fundamental tax reform, but we have to get this done.”