Rep. Brat confident GOP on brink of health-care consensus

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Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., and Donald Trump (Photo: Twitter)

House Republicans are reeling from their failure to pass health-care reform legislation, but a key House Freedom Caucus member says the GOP is getting close to a consensus that will make conservatives happy and make it to President Trump’s desk.

U.S. Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va. – a former economics professor and a member of the House Freedom Caucus – told WND and Radio America the embarrassing spectacle of having to pull the American Health Care Act, or AHCA, from the floor never had to happen. He said the arbitrary voting deadline imposed by House leadership doomed the bill just as critical common ground was found between conservatives and the White House.

“At the end of that process, we were already making good headway,” Brat said. “We met with President Trump himself. He OK’d a lot of the regulatory pieces we wanted.

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