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Evan Vucci / AP

After a meeting with several GOP House lawmakers, including members of the Republican Study Committee, President Trump said "every single person in this room is now a yes" on the House health care bill.

Amendments to be added, per a source with direct knowledge:

  • Option for states to receive a Medicaid block grant
  • Option for Medicaid work requirements for able-bodied people
  • Prevention of non-expansion states from expanding Medicaid during the expansion phaseout

Trump said he himself is "100%" behind the bill.

Two sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said every person in the bill committed to vote for the bill after the White House, leadership and the RSC agreed on amendments.

Members present, per a pool report:

  • Robert Aderholt
  • Andy Barr
  • Jim Banks
  • Marsha Blackburn
  • Blake Farenthold
  • Mia Love
  • Barry Loudermilk
  • Patrick McHenry
  • Gary Palmer
  • John Ratcliffe
  • Steve Scalise
  • Mark Walker
  • Bruce Westerman

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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

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The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole "no" votes.

Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the Pentagon and President Biden's second Cabinet nominee to be confirmed.

House will transmit article of impeachment to Senate on Monday, Schumer says

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" on Monday.

Why it matters: The Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1pm the day after the article is transmitted.

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Private equity bets on delayed tax reform in Biden administration

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In normal times, private equity would be nervous about Democratic Party control of both the White House and Congress. But in pandemic-consumed 2021, the industry seems sanguine.

Driving the news: Industry executives and lobbyists paid very close attention to Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearings this week, and came away convinced that tax reform isn't on the near-term agenda.

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