Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks on Capitol Hill in December alongside House Speaker Paul Ryan.
As their first major act of the new Congress, Republicans rushed approval of a budget resolution this week that sets up a framework for repealing Obamacare, but what exactly to replace it with is still a puzzle Republicans are piecing together.
And it could take a while.
“We’re not holding hard deadlines, only because we want to get it right,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters this week. The budget resolution does include a Jan. 27 deadline for committees to report back with repeal legislation, but lawmakers have made abundantly clear they’re going to blow past that date.
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