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Jonathan Swan Apr 22, 2017
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Ryan tells colleagues they won't be rushed on health care

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The House Republican conference held a conference call Saturday afternoon to discuss what will be a pivotal week, with health care, tax reform, and government funding all colliding. According to three sources on the call the conversation was very high level, and there was no Q&A.

Key takeaways: House Speaker Paul Ryan told his colleagues they'll do health care when health care is ready and the whip team knows it has the votes. He also said the government funding bill is the top priority for the week, to keep the federal agencies from running out of money on April 28.

There's been a lot of talk about a health care vote this coming week, but leadership won't be rushed by some arbitrary timeline — a big lesson Ryan's office took from the failure of the first health care bill.