Ryan: Trump Has ‘Helped Negotiate Changes’ As GOP Repeal Bill Nears Vote

March 19, 2017 11:19 a.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said on Sunday that President Donald Trump has “helped negotiate changes” to the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare as it nears a vote in the House.

Ryan said on “Fox News Sunday” that he feels “very good” about the bill’s prospects.

“I feel like it’s exactly where we want to be, and the reason I feel so good about this is because the President has become a great closer,” he said. “He is the one who has helped negotiate changes to this bill with members from all over our caucus.”

The House Budget Committee narrowly approved the repeal bill on Thursday in a vote which came as the bill faced a wave of criticisms from the left, right, and center.

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