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Pence Helps Restart Healthcare Talks with House Republicans

US Vice President-elect Michael R. Pence, Jan. 20, 2017

The Washington Post

Republican lawmakers seeking to revive efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act prepared for a busy day of negotiations on Capitol Hill after White House officials jump-started the process with a new proposal that they were expected to detail on Tuesday.

Vice President Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and budget director Mick Mulvaney came to Capitol Hill late Monday to attend a meeting of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, where they offered a “solid idea” that could form the basis of an intraparty compromise, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Freedom Caucus, told reporters Monday night.

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