Freedom Caucus Head Hints At Progress On GOP Health Plan Strategy
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said there were "two options" on the table and he expected to hear back from House Speaker Paul Ryan about them. In other news, Republicans are left with the question of what they should do next.
Freedom Caucus Chair: Deal 'Close' On ObamaCare Repeal
The leader of the House Freedom Caucus says Republicans are "close" to agreement on a plan to repeal ObamaCare, indicating that discussions are still continuing while Congress is in a two-week recess. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Tuesday told a local radio station that he expects to hear back from Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) by noon about "two options" on the table. He did not elaborate. (Hellmann, 4/11)
GOP Wrestles With Big Question: What Now?
Republicans at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are facing a big question this spring: What now? As President Trump approaches his 100-day mark at the end of this month, congressional Republicans have few accomplishments to point to and are divided over how to proceed on his two biggest priorities: healthcare and tax reform. (Bolton, 4/12)
In other news, a look at who should take the blame for the collapse of the plan —
Analysis: Moderate Republicans Also To Blame For Health Care Impasse
Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus have shouldered the majority of the blame for the GOP’s failure to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law, but moderates may be equally — if not more — responsible for the impasse. There are arguably more hard “no” votes (members not likely to be convinced to move to “yes”) for the GOP leadership’s plan among moderate Republicans than there are among the members of the Freedom Caucus. (McPherson, 4/12)