How local Republicans are expected to vote on health care bill

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Here is the latest information on how Republican members of Congress from the Lehigh and Delaware Valleys plan to vote on the new health care bill. (WPVI)

Here is the latest information on how Republican members of Congress from the Lehigh and Delaware Valleys plan to vote on the new health care bill.

Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Frank Lobiondo and Chris Smith, of southern and central New Jersey respectively, have all said they will vote 'no.'

ABC News reports that Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent, who was undecided, announced late Wednesday night he will also vote 'no.'

Pennsylvania Congressmen Ryan Costello and Pat Meehan have not said how they will vote.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Associated Press reported, newly elected Congressman Lloyd Smucker, of Berks County, Pennsylvania, had suggested he was "inclined to vote for" the bill.

On Tuesday Congressman Tom MacArthur, of southern New Jersey, told ABC News he planned to vote 'yes.'

Even if it passes the House Thursday, the bill faces an uncertain future in the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate.

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