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Rep. Mark Amodei flips to ‘yes’ on heartless GOP health care bill

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Stewart Boss: “For months, Congressman Amodei has complained about the GOP’s rushed process and the lack of transparency and public hearings. This week, after a phone call from Donald Trump and meetings with Paul Ryan and Mike Pence, Amodei is suddenly flipping to vote ‘yes’ on a health care bill he hasn’t even read that slashes coverage, spikes costs for older Americans, defunds Planned Parenthood and jeopardizes protections for pre-existing conditions – all while giving a nearly trillion-dollar tax break to the rich. If he votes to pass this bill, Congressman Amodei will prove that he’s just another lying Washington politician, and his constituents in Nevada will never forget this heartless vote.”


Reno Gazette-Journal: Amodei reportedly flips to ‘yes’ on Obamacare repeal

Seth A. Richardson, Reno Gazette-Journal
Published 6:35 a.m. PT May 4, 2017

U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has reportedly flipped his vote from no to yes on the rushed package to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Amodei was originally against the bill pushed by Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and President Donald Trump in its first incarnation in March and remained so through several revisions as of April 28.

Matt Fuller of the Huffington Post reported Thursday on Twitter that Amodei – originally a no vote on the bill – had changed his mind.

The flip in the vote comes after Amodei met with Vice President Mike Pence, Ryan and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price on Wednesday. Amodei’s office did not respond to a request for comment.