(KWES) - Rep. Mike Conaway has released a statement following the removal of the American Health Care Act from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill was removed by House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday after President Donald Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote.
"After seven years of promising the American people that we would repeal and replace Obamacare, we got very close but ultimately came up short. Throughout the course of the day, it became clear that there was still not a consensus and President Trump asked Speaker Ryan to delay any further work on this legislation. The fact that we couldn't get there shows just how difficult this process is. Our country deserves a health care system that does not lead with bureaucratic mandates and costly penalties, but rather with empowering families and individuals to make the health care choices that work best for them. Obamacare is still a deeply flawed law, and while I am extremely disappointed that we were not able to repeal Obamacare today, this is certainly not the end of the conversation."