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House GOP Plans Friday Health Bill Vote After Trump Pressure

  • Officials agreed to revise ‘essential health benefits’ clause
  • Freedom Caucus has asked for broader set of changes to bill
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Trump's GOP Ultimatum Forces Health Care Act Vote

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House Republican leaders expect to vote Friday on their embattled health-care bill, moving on the legislation under pressure by Trump administration officials who voiced urgency during a closed-door meeting on the Capitol with conservative holdouts.

“We’re going to vote and we’ll see,” Steve Bannon, senior White House strategist, told reporters after the meeting with lawmakers and other key administration officials, which came after GOP leaders delayed a scheduled vote Thursday. “Let’s vote.”