The heath care bill that is set to be released this Thursday, has not yet been reviewed by the President Donald Trump.
While, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said on Tuesday afternoon, “I expect to have a discussion draft on Thursday, and we will go to the floor once we have a CBO score, likely next week.”
“We’ve been discussing all the elements of this endlessly for seven years. Everybody pretty well understands it. Everybody will have adequate time to take a look at it. I think this will be about as transparent as it can be,” he said, while adding that Americans shall have “plenty of time” to thoroughly review.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer claims that he doesn’t know if President Donald Trump has reviewed a draft of the Senate Republicans’ health care legislation, “I don’t know that,” Spicer said during a press briefing Tuesday.
Spicer stated that, “I know that there was some chatter today, I know the president has been on the phone extensively with [Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)] and with key senators,” Spicer said. “So I don’t know if he’s seen the legislation or not, but I know that they’ve been working extremely hard, and the president has been giving his input and his ideas, feedback back to them, and he’s very excited about where this thing is headed.”
He went on to add that he is unsure of whether even the White House staff has seen a draft of the health care bill. “I don’t even know where we are in terms of a final plan,” he said.
When, Spicer was asked about a report by CNBC that had mentioned it to tech executive that the Senate bill “needs more heat.” To this, Spicer responded, “The president clearly wants a bill that heart in it.”
It is to be noted that the GOP has just 52 senators, while the bill shall require 50 votes to be passed.