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Republicans on Obamacare repeal: 'We're going to get it done'

April 28 2017, 01:59 | Alonzo Simpson

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Trump began Sunday with a tweet ripping the hardline conservative House Freedom Caucus and their outside backers, the group of three-dozen Republicans and like-minded groups that banded together to help block the health care bill.

"We have an aggressive agenda and we've been moving quickly on this aggressive agenda, but we want to make sure that we get it right".

He pointed to the resignation of Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) from the caucus as an example of its rigid philosophy.

Their hands finally forced, we learned last past week where Iowa's Congressional Republicans stood on their party's plan to dismantle the Democrats' health care reforms.

Although President Trump reached out to some Democrats after his election the report claims that any Democrat who works with the president on these issues will face a backlash.

The Trump administration is aware of the conversations and a senior administration official said the White House is nudging them on.

Appearing on MSNBC, Moore said to journalist Chris Hayes that "this is not the time for the Democrats to gloat or throw some kind of party". "So once a few subgroups come together with a potential yes, boy, I think everyone is going to be happy".

"Obamacare is a collapsing law".

"The fact that our conference is more resolved than ever to repeal this law is very encouraging", Scalise said.

Instead, both centrist Republicans and conservatives decried the plan-conservatives disliked it because they felt it wouldn't lower the cost of premiums, and centrist Republicans felt it didn't do enough to protect those newly enrolled in Medicaid.

But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., suggests the president may need to become more like a Democrat. "So, it's time for me to leave that group and be a more of an independent conservative in the House".

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalist at the Oval Office of the White House after the AHCA health care bill was pulled before a vote, accompanied by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (L) and Vice President Mike Pence (not pictured), in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2017.

Mr Priebus described the two events as "coincidental", insisting Mr Trump was helping out a friend by plugging her show and no "pre-planning" occurred. Now he's seeking to shift the blame while Paul Ryan acts like the adult in the room. "I don't think it will work out all that well".

House Speaker Paul Ryan yanked the measure off the House floor Friday in a jarring setback for Trump and Ryan. In their Sunday conversation, Trump "was clear his tweet had nothing to do with the speaker", Strong said. The health care law's taxes-which apply to medical devicemakers, prescription drugmakers and high earners, among others, and total almost $1 trillion-are likely to be targeted. "Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member of Congress".

Does Trump sidestep the House Freedom Caucus and enlist moderate Democrats, thus alienating some of his own base? (See below.) Since the tax cut took money out of the system, the spending cuts paired with it also removed money from the system. That's a shift for a fiscal conservative concerned about deficits. "We always start our conference with a prayer".

"I think the Senate is going to have to move out on that", Sen.

Trump left the White House on Sunday morning for the Trump National Golf Course in Potomac Falls, Va., returning in early afternoon.



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