Shutdown? GOP says no as it tries to save Trump priorities

Trump's top health official gets bipartisan grilling

The threat comes a week after opposition from members of the House Freedom Caucus blocked a House vote on a health care plan created to "repeal and replace" the legislation President Obama signed in 2010.

Raw feelings and mistrust could pose an obstacle to President Donald Trump and hard-line conservative lawmakers in his Republican Party as they seek to rebound from defeat on healthcare legislation by launching into an overhaul of the US tax code.

President Donald Trump, or associates claiming to reflect his views, have fingered a range of villains to blame for the legislative collapse last week of the Republican health-care plan.

But that was a time when Democrats willing to learn what was in a bill after they passed it voted as a bloc.

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In the House, the Republicans' failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act has reopened some old divisions in the party. "There are a lot of people who want to repeal them. We want greatness for this country that we love", he said. They included cutting the length of open enrollment in half and taking steps to make more hard the process of signing up for Obamacare plans outside of open enrollment. In 2018, President Donald Trump may have to pull off something quite similar to achieve a more unified and moderate Republican majority in Congress. Randy Weber told reporters just a few feet from Brat in the Speaker's Lobby that the morning meeting with the speaker did not start out as a positive for him or his fellow members of the House Freedom Caucus. Coverage is getting worse while health care costs are still rising.

The demise of the Republican health care reform effort on Capitol Hill has breathed new life into the left wing of the Democratic Party and what has always been its own elusive health care unicorn - single-payer.

"Our first priority is the men and women in uniform and I'm not going to put them at greater risk even if I have to shut down the government", said Sen. Moving on from repealing Obamacare would mean Republicans may have to admit defeat and face a sobering new reality, in which, they were not able to deliver on the policy goal that united them and catapulted them to victory in the House in 2010, the Senate in 2014 and the White House in 2016.

When Trump broached the topic Tuesday at a White House reception for senators and their spouses, calling a "deal on health care" "such an easy one" and saying he has "no doubt that that's going to happen very quickly", some in the room laughed before the president continued.

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, has been negotiating with colleagues on a compromise.

Ryan says Republicans would try working out their differences over the measure. However impossible-sounding, it's increasingly becoming one of the most viable routes for the upper chamber of Congress.

The call to rescind the Obamacare executive orders isn't serious - more like an opening bid. The former SC governor has been critical of Trump in the past.

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