Republican senators said after a closed-door lunch on Thursday that House GOP leadership has agreed to go to conference on legislation repealing ObamaCare.
“Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellGOP senators: House agreeing to go to conference on ObamaCare repeal Ryan drops border-tax proposal as GOP unifies around principles Pence raises million for PAC at fundraiser: report MORE told our conference that he had spoken with Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP senators: House agreeing to go to conference on ObamaCare repeal Ryan: Budget resolution not set for first week of September Ryan drops border-tax proposal as GOP unifies around principles MORE, and Paul Ryan intends to go to a conference,” Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamPassing the DACA legislation will provide relief to children living in fear GOP senators: House agreeing to go to conference on ObamaCare repeal Graham, Booker writing bill to prevent Trump from firing special counsel MORE (R-S.C.) told reporters.
Sen. Roy BluntRoy BluntGOP senators: House agreeing to go to conference on ObamaCare repeal Key senator backs ‘skinny’ ObamaCare repeal GOP senator: Trump transgender ban ‘deserves more than a Twitter conversation’ MORE (R-Mo.), a member of GOP leadership, added he has “been assured by the Speaker that they are preparing to go to conference.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office declined to discuss any talks between the Kentucky Republican and House Speaker Paul Ryan, referring questions to the Wisconsin Republican about any House plans.
The House could still take up and pass the Senate’s legislation, with a spokeswoman for Ryan signaling no final decisions have been made.
“Conference Committee is one option under consideration and something we’re taking steps to prepare for should we choose that route after first discussing with the members of our conference,” said Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong.
“We don’t know what the Senate is going to do, so therefore we will reserve judgment as to what our…