CLAIM: GOP may have votes for new healthcare proposal

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On Monday, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn was interviewed on “CBS This Morning” about the revised GOP healthcare proposal, and he said things look good.

When Cohn was asked if he thinks Republicans have enough votes to pass the new proposal, he promptly responded, “I think we do.” The director of the National Economic Council further expounded on his enthusiasm for the new proposal, as well as the Trump administration’s proposed tax plan:

“This is going to be a great week. We’re going to get health care down to the floor of the House. We’re convinced [we’ve] got the votes and we’re going to keep moving on with our agenda. We’re very excited about our tax plan, as well. We’re going to continue to drive President Trump’s agenda forward.”

Despite Cohn’s assurance, Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed he did not “have anything scheduled for next week” last Friday, regarding the new healthcare bill. According to The Hill, McCarthy does mention that “as soon as possible, we will bring that bill to the floor.”

The House Freedom Caucus, composed of staunch conservatives, mostly supported the bill, despite some moderates posing hesitation. GOP leaders also promise to not call for a vote until they have enough commitment for the new proposal to successfully pass.

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