Jun 12, 2017

Key GOP senators to meet with Trump on health care

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President Trump requested a lunch meeting tomorrow with key Senate Republicans to discuss health care, according to aides. It's unclear who all was invited, but the list includes Sens. John Thune and John Barrasso, two members of GOP leadership; Sen. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Finance Committee; and Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

The back story: The meeting comes as Senate Republicans are trying to finish a draft health care bill that they're not going to share with the public. It also comes after Senate staff met with administration staff on Saturday for "technical assistance and reaction," as a senior GOP aide put it, saying the administration gave "very helpful conversations and input."

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