Vice President Pence expressed optimism Wednesday afternoon that a health-care bill would land on President Trump’s desk “before summer is out.”
“Today, my fellow Americans here can be assured before the summer is out — working with the Congress — President Donald Trump will keep his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act,” Pence said during an appearance at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Washington think tank.
Speaking hours after the Senate Republican bill was unveiled, Pence said he and Trump are grateful for the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
“We look forward to working with the Senate majority to move this legislation forward,” Pence said. “The president and I are determined before this summer is out to keep our promise to the American people to repeal and replace Obamacare and give the American people the kind of world-class health care that they deserve.”