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House GOP Pulls Medical Malpractice Bill Over Concerns About Violating States’ Rights

June 15, 2017
House Republicans postponed a floor vote on medical malpractice legislation because some conservatives are worried about imposing federal standards on states, according to Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows (R-NC). Tort reform is one of many issues that House Republicans had wanted to address in the American Health Care Act but were forced to deal with separately because of budget rules. The president's 2018 budget request also calls for medical malpractice reform. “I think there are some federal nexus issues that...

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