The House will begin to reconsider a repeal of healthcare reform next week, according to a spokesman for the Chamber's Republican leader.
The House had previously set a vote for this week, but that was postponed due to the shooting in Arizona which killed 6 and injured 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords D-AZ.
As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume thoughtful consideration of the health care bill next week, according to Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor R-VA.
Americans have legitimate concerns about the cost of the new healthcare law and its effect on the ability to grow jobs in our country, he added.
The expected vote on whether to repeal the health reform law comes less than a year after it was passed strictly along partisan lines last March.
The health care repeal is not likely to happen. While Republicans have vowed to vote in favor of a repeal, a Democratic majority in the Senate and the veto power wielded by President Barack Obama would likely block the a repeal.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. said last week, ahead of the postponement, that Republicans were rushing a bill to the floor that would repeal the rights of patients, including children with pre-existing conditions, pregnant women, young people on their parents' insurance and seniors.
She said the repeal of the bill would add $230 billion to the deficit, citing a study projecting outcomes 10 years into the future by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget office.
Boehner rejected the CBO's opinion, saying he didn't believe a repeal will increase the deficit.