Senate Democratic leader seizes on Trump team's offer to work together
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 5:18
Speaking on ABC's "This Week", the NY senator says: "We never said it was ideal". "We can not be effective if we continue to vote no". (After all, hadn't the CBO been wrong in the past?) What they didn't say is that those uninsurance numbers were essential to making the Ryan plan work.
Mr Priebus said Mr Trump was looking ahead for now at debate over the budget and a tax plan, which he said would include a border adjustment tax and middle-class tax cuts. The New York Times reported Tuesday that White House strategist Steve Bannon has been hosting talks with Republican legislators who opposed the last bill.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, February 23.
One Freedom Caucus member, Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., said Trump got bad advice "from some in leadership who said that some of us should not even exist up here". "I think it's going to happen because we've all been promising - Democrat, Republican - we've all been promising that to the American people".
House Republicans emerged from a members-only meeting Tuesday morning to bullishly declare the health care legislative battle is not over.
A member of the House Freedom Caucus says he will force the House to vote on a full repeal of former President Barack Obama's health care law in a month if the chamber hasn't acted to roll back the statute.
President Donald Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the failure of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare.
That bill faced certain defeat due to Republican opponents, including the conservative Freedom Caucus. On Saturday, Trump urged Americans in a tweet to watch Judge Jeanine Pirro's program on Fox News that night.
There's still a little time left to remain the anti-Obamacare "opposition party".
"And I think the president is disappointed in the number of people he thought were loyal to him that weren't", he said.
Obama's veto of the Republican repeal bill in January, 2016 was widely expected, but it was significant in that it was the first time GOP lawmakers were able to get repeal legislation to the president's desk. Specifically, the bill, which has five GOP co-sponsors, would let states maintain the ACA or use the law's funding stream to help people buy health insurance with tax credits and health savings accounts, a popular conservative approach. Over and over, Ryan said he needed to do health reform before tax reform.
Earlier this week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump is "absolutely" willing to work with Democrats on a way forward on health care.
In other words, break your campaign promise, hand us victory and we'll work together. Just 14 percent said the blame rested with Democrats.