GOP rep can't recall bill as 'universally detested' as healthcare plan

GOP rep can't recall bill as 'universally detested' as healthcare plan
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Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashThe five kinds of Republicans who could primary Trump Overnight Defense: Military won't lift transgender ban until Trump sends directions | House passes national security spending | Russian sanctions bill heads to Trump Overnight Finance: House passes spending bill with border wall funds | Ryan drops border tax idea | Russia sanctions bill goes to Trump's desk | Dems grill bank regulator picks MORE (R-Mich.) slammed the House's healthcare plan on Monday, saying he doesn’t remember a more “universally detested piece of legislation” since he became a congressman.

Amash, who was first elected in 2010, said the Republican proposal does not do enough to repeal and replace ObamaCare. He has repeatedly bashed the proposal on Twitter, calling it a “disaster.” 

Amash, in an interview last week, slammed the healthcare legislation as breaking President Trump’s promise to fully repeal ObamaCare.

“This bill not only breaks that commitment but also avoids meaningful reforms to improve healthcare for all Americans,” Amash told Huffington Post late last week.

Amash is among the 17 House Republicans who have said they will vote against the healthcare bill in its current form, according to The Hill's Whip List. GOP leaders cannot afford more than 21 defections and have the bill pass, assuming Democrats are united in opposition.

Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP chairman to discuss Charlottesville as domestic terrorism at hearing Trump’s isolation grows GOP lawmaker: Trump 'failing' in Charlottesville response MORE (R-Wis.) is working with the White House on changes to the bill intended to bring more Republicans on board.

The House could vote Thursday on the legislation.