Paul Ryan: Obamacare Repeal Will Pass Thursday, Trump Is "Great Closer"

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House Speaker Paul Ryan joined 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace this week to say that he expects to put the repeal of Obamacare up for a vote on the House floor this week:

"We feel very good where we are," Ryan said. "The president is bringing people to his table, and I am very impressed with how the president is helping us close this bill."

"We like the process because it's the regular order process. We're going to make those changes at the rules committee that the budget committee and others have asked for. And so, we feel like we're on track and we are doing -- we are right where we want to be," he added.

"I feel very good about it... because the president has become a great closer."

WALLACE: Will you bring repeal and the replace bill to the House floor on Thursday as some people have suggested? And if so, does that mean that you now have the votes to pass it?

RYAN: That is our plan. I think Thursday is most likely going to be our day to bring it forward. We bring it to the rules committee first. So, part of our regular order process is to go through four committees. We're now going to go to the rules committee. And so, we feel very good where we are.

We're still having conversations with our members. We are making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect people's improvements. The president, you say people being seated at the table, the president is bringing people to his table and I'm very impressed with how the president is helping us close this bill, and making the improvements that we've been making, getting the votes.

And so, we feel very good where we are. We like the process because it's the regular order process. We're going to make those changes at the rules committee that the budget committee and others have asked for. And so, we feel like we're on track and we are doing -- we are right where we want to be.

WALLACE: So, what would you say the prospects that you have the votes and will be able to pass it on Thursday?

RYAN: Yes, I feel very good about actually. I feel like it's exactly where we want to be. The reason I feel so good about this is because the president has become a great closer. He's the one who was helped negotiate changes to this bill with members from all over our caucus. I call it getting the sweet spot, you've got to get 218 Republicans, who come from all different walks of life, to come together to agree on the best possible plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

And the reason I feel very good where we are, we all, all of us, all Republicans in the House, Senate, and the president, made a promise to the American people that we would repeal and replace this faulty collapsing law, and we're going to make good on that promise.


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