“White House officials, led by Vice President Pence, jump-started negotiations on a stalled health-care bill Monday, raising hopes that the closely watched legislation could pass the House as soon as this week,” the Washington Post reports.
Axios: “Pence’s meeting with the Freedom Caucus tonight didn’t win their votes for a new Trumpcare deal — yet. But Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows said they were intrigued enough to want to see new legislative text, which could come as soon as tomorrow.”
Playbook: “It’s possible, but very unlikely this bill will pass before May. A two-week recess starts Thursday afternoon. Even if a deal came together today, the GOP whip team would have to canvass for support to see if it could pass. And, if Republicans are true to what they promised voters a few years back, the bill would have to sit for three days so the public could review it. That would take us to Thursday — the day Republicans are slated to get out of town. Could they keep the House in an extra day? Sure. Will they? Who knows, but probably not.”Save to Favorites