After Health Care Fight, House Freedom Caucus Considers Next Steps

House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the bill in February to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law, and although Trump said he supported it, he did not aggressively sell it until the final few days before the vote was scheduled.

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 health care legislation by launching into an overhaul of the USA tax code.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

It's one of three separate nonprofits stocked with former Trump advisers that say they want to promote the president's agenda.

"So, I'm sorry. This bill is going to ultimately result in Republicans losing the majority", Gohmert said.

President Trump is threatening the conservative group that opposed him on health care, raising the specter of intraparty opposition in next year's midterm elections.

Jordan cites polls showing opposition to the bill, saying, "It doesn't change Washington like we told them we were going to change Washington".

Virginia Congressman Dave Brat said he would insist that the tax bill not add to the deficit, while Meadows said he would not necessarily insist on that. "I don't want government running health care". Some have said that he did not understand the bill, which appeared to be supported by only 17 percent of Americans. The former SC governor has been critical of Trump in the past.

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If anything, he argued, conservatives in the Freedom Caucus have been more loyal to Trump than the GOP leaders who distanced themselves from Trump a month before Election Day after the release of the damaging "Access Hollywood" tape that showed the now-president bragging about using his celebrity to get away with grabbing women.

Rep. Tom Garrett, R-5th, is also a member of the Freedom Caucus.

"We try to augment the lead of the White House, as we have done on his reform agenda items", Eric Beach said.

Some conservatives outside the Freedom Caucus bristled at Trump's remarks about the bloc.

The tweet represented a bold strike against the most conservative members of the House GOP coalition, who often come from safe districts and are frequently impervious to pressure from party leaders. No Democrats were expected to vote for the legislation and Republicans could only lose about 20 votes for the bill to still pass. No shame, Mr. President. "Nearly everyone succumbs to the D.C. Establishment".

Representative Kevin Brady, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, has said congressional tax-writers are already considering "significant modifications" to a plan that would tax companies' domestic sales and imports, while exempting exports, a so-called border-adjusted tax, or BAT.

Rep. Barton says the health care fight was instructive since most Freedom Caucus members are relatively recent arrivals to Capitol Hill, having been elected in 2010 or later.

"I know what my relationship with the White House is with Tom Price is, Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pence and Donald Trump so I am not gonna get all hung up about a tweet", he said.

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