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Some Republicans blamed Ryan. Some blamed Trump. Some blamed the Freedom Caucus. They all have their work cut out to show the nation they can get things done.
The push comes after President Trump delivered an ultimatum: Vote for the bill, or reject it and move on.
Both President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan signaled an 11th-hour willingness to rework the measure to mollify the House Freedom Caucus.
The Republican health-care bill stands in a legislative Catch-22, held hostage to demands that GOP leaders wish that they could grant but insist that they cannot.
Both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have put their weight behind the American Health Care Act.
The president met with House Republicans behind closed doors to sell the revised health-care bill as it races toward an expected vote on the floor by the end of the week.
Trump’s visit comes as House GOP leaders put the finishing touches on the American Health Care Act.
Meanwhile, Cruz said White House officials are negotiating even more dramatic revisions in hopes of winning over hard-liners.
Rep. Devin Nunes spoke a day before his panel holds its first public hearing on alleged Russian attempts to interfere in last year’s election.
The changes could help the measure pass the House as early as next week.
GOP lawmakers are expected to propose revisions after House Speaker Paul D. Ryan suggested that changes are necessary for it to pass the full House.
“It’s about a trillion-dollar tax cut,” Ryan said of the bill, which continues to face broad opposition.
Some don’t seem swayed by an independent cost analysis showing deficit savings.
A new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office also predicts $337 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years.
Many Republicans aren’t debating the merits of their revisions.They’re learning whether the GOP can govern without a right-wing litmus test blocking the way.
Following President Trump’s meeting with House GOP leaders, press secretary Sean Spicer said, “Right now the date that’s in the bill is what the president supports.”
The ads, set to run for two weeks, make the case that the GOP bill is a true conservative alternative to the ACA, not a watered-down version of it.
GOP leaders pressed ahead on the health bill even as opposition grew among industry groups, conservatives and liberals.
Attacks from left and right raise doubts the bill can pass.
Lawmakers prepared for a marathon day Wednesday sifting through the plan, which has met with widespread resistance from conservatives, moderates and key industry stakeholders.