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Jordan discusses latest on Obamacare repeal, replacement on America’s Newsroom

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Washington, March 30, 2017 | Darin Miller (202-225-2676) | comments

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined Fox News America’s Newsroom this morning to discuss what’s next for congressional efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, and President Donald Trump’s recent tweet about the House Freedom Caucus.

During the interview with Fox’s Shannon Bream, Rep. Jordan said:

“The Freedom Caucus is trying to change Washington. This bill keeps Washington the same – plain and simple. This bill doesn’t fully repeal Obamacare, this bill doesn’t lower premiums and probably most importantly this bill doesn’t unite Republicans and the American people, as evidenced by the fact that only 17 percent of the country supports this legislation. We appreciate the president, we’re trying to help the president. But the fact is you’ve got to look at the legislation. And it doesn’t do what we told the voters we were gonna do. And the American people understand that, that’s why only 17 percent of the population supports this legislation.

“I’m not here to assign blame to anyone. … What I’m focused on doing is doing what we told the voters we were going to do, Shannon, and this doesn't do that. Plain and simple. And the American people understand it, that’s why they don’t support it. We’re trying to change it. We’re working with our colleagues to actually put in place those changes to the bill that will bring down premiums, lower the cost of insurance for middle-class families across this country. That’s what we told them we were going to do, that’s what we’re focused on doing. … Let’s forget the blame and what may happen in the future. Let’s just do what we said. And that's what the Freedom Caucus, and that’s what Republicans are committed to.”

VIDEO of Rep. Jordan on America’s Newsroom: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=b0ac9457-ae8e-43db-aa6c-8ca0c736daf9

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