AHCA moves forward

March 16, 2017
The House Budget Committee has voted 19 to 17 to move the American Health Care Act (AHCA) ― legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ― forward to the House of Representatives. All 14 of the Democrats on the Committee voted against moving the bill forward and were joined by three Republican members: Reps. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), Dave Brat (R-Va.), and Gary Palmer (R-Ala). The AHCA will now be considered and finalized in the House Rules Committee and will then go to the full House of Representatives.