President Trump ‘could be the first to hear’ from the GOP on health care deal
Posted On July 5, 2021
The president could be the “first to hear” from the Republican-led House when lawmakers return from recess in a week, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday, calling the deal the best-case scenario for the U.S. and the American people.
The GOP-led chamber is in the midst of a difficult six-week vacation, and it will be up to the White House and Trump to push through legislation with the GOP-controlled Senate.
But Republicans could find themselves facing another tough week.
Republicans and Democrats are still working out details of a bill that would help lower the nation’s uninsured rate, but it would be the biggest overhaul of the nations health care system since the health care overhaul of 2010.
Trump has been vocal about the need to overhaul the nationas healthcare system in recent weeks, but he and Ryan are at odds on how best to do that.
The president, who has consistently refused to budge on his pledge to overhaul healthcare, is expected to speak with Ryan Wednesday afternoon, as the two leaders prepare for their two-week recess.
Trump is also expected to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a meeting with senators.