This is one of those must-win votes for GOP leaders and the president where people hold out until the last minute to get everything they can out of the Republican leadership and then the thing passes.
House Republican leaders are increasingly confident they have rounded up enough votes to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, despite claims by their most conservative faction that there is enough opposition to block the measure, the Washington Examiner reported.
“I believe if the vote was right now, we would have exactly the number of votes we need to pass,” Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., a member of the House whip team tasked with rounding up support for GOP legislation, told the Washington Examiner.
Prospects for passage have brightened thanks in no small part to President Trump, who has held nonstop meetings with reluctant GOP lawmakers and visited House Republicans on their own turf Tuesday to rally them behind the bill.
House GOP leaders also won additional support after announcing changes to the bill late Monday, including extra money to help cover the cost of premiums for older people who do not yet qualify for Medicare.