Republican senators have asked the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office to score two health care proposals, Axios reported on Saturday.
Axios reported, citing an unnamed Republican aide familiar with the discussions, that Senate Republicans asked the CBO to score one version of the bill including Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) proposal to bypass some insurance regulations and one version without it.
White House staffers on Sunday said Senate Republicans could vote on a health care bill as soon as the week after the July 4 recess.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the White House looks forward to Republican lawmakers “coming back after this Fourth of July recess and getting the work done.”
White House director for legislative affairs Marc Short said the administration is “getting close.”
“We hope that we come back the week after recess, we’ll have a vote,” Short said.