Clyburn: ‘Let Us Modify the Health-Care Law in a Bipartisan Way’

by NRO Staff

A leading House Democrat talks up “bipartisan” changes to Obamacare:

Democratic Rep. James Clyburn told Fox News he welcomes the upcoming debate. “The question is, what will be the tone?” he added, urging Republicans to stop describing the bill as “job-killing.” 

Clyburn predicted that an all-out repeal would go nowhere. But he indicated a willingness to “modify” parts of the legislation that could be improved. 

“I believe that we all remember that when we passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we had to modify three or four times — it was done in a bipartisan way. Same thing with the Voting Rights Act. So let us modify the health care law in a bipartisan way. But this whole stuff of repealing it, throwing it out and starting all over, that’s not going to happen,” the South Carolina congressman said.

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