With most of the House Freedom Caucus agreeing to support the latest, revised, health care bill, it seemed certain to pass on Thursday, but the whip count showed the votes were not there. Congress will not vote on health care this week. Trump will not have a bill passed in his first 100 days. At least 21 Republican members of Congress are refusing to back the current bill. That number includes only one Virginia Representative, Barbara Comstock. (I bet you didn’t see that coming.)
As of Thursday evening, Comstock is the only definite Virginian voting ‘no’ on the bill. Two Virginia Republican Congressmen have not decided how they will vote, Tom Garrett and Rob Wittman. Rep. Dave Brat has said he will vote for the bill. We are a divided delegation, to say the least.