The conservative holdouts resisting the Republican legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare said Monday that bill has not been changed enough to earn their votes, even as House leadership has reportedly signaled that negotiations over major alterations to the legislation are over.
The line the conservatives drew in the sand comes as a final amendments package, known as a manager's amendment, is being rolled Monday night by House leaders and the White House designed to win over the moderates and other Republicans by offering small tweaks and giveaways in the legislation.
“I'm confident that we have still enough concerns that a vote of 216 votes in the House would not happen today,” Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told reporters, based on what he's heard about what were among the latest round of changes. “We’ve been led to believe that there are no more amendments that will be allowed that substantially change things and so if that’s the case, it makes it very difficult if not impossible to get to 216."
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