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Freedom Caucus Squares Off With GOP Leadership As Health Care Vote Nears

WASHINGTON ? As House Republicans scramble for votes on their health care overhaul, GOP leaders are betting that a visit from President Donald Trump on Tuesday will help close the deal on the legislation ? and House Freedom Caucus leaders are swearing it will not. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) emerged from the group’s weekly meeting late Monday night to tell reporters he was confident House leaders did not have the votes to pass their Affordable Care Act rewrite and that, even with pressure from Trump, conservatives would not waver.
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