North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows and Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, met Saturday at Trump’s south Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, with White House strategist Steven Bannon and other administration staffers, sources told Fox News Sunday.
The sources said the meeting was focused on health care, particularly about crafting a bill that will pass in the Senate and accomplish the goal of lowering insurance premiums for Americans.
The current bill, crafted by the House GOP leadership, could get a final vote in the lower chamber as early as Thursday. However, a number of Republican senators have expressed concerns about the legislation, with Cruz telling CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that he would not support the bill as it stood.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told “Fox News Sunday” that the bill is still being refined but he’s confident about getting the minimum 218 votes. However, he’ll need help from the roughly 30-member, conservative House Freedom Cause, led by Meadows, R-N.C.
Meadows, Lee and Cruz all spoke last week at a Tea Party-style rally on Capitol Hill, at which they tried to create momentum to completely repeal and replace ObamaCare, amid the argument that the GOP plan is “ObamaCare lite.Read more at FoxNews