Politics Trump calls Schumer for help on reviving health-care push: report

08:35  07 october  2017
08:35  07 october  2017 Source:   The Hill

Trump says GOP has health care votes ... but it doesn't

  Trump says GOP has health care votes ... but it doesn't Guess what? Turns out Republicans have the votes to push health care legislation through the Senate, but they've been flummoxed becauseThat was President Donald Trump's view of where things stand Wednesday on Capitol Hill. And it's not true.

President Trump called Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday to ask for help on reviving health - care legislation, according to. Trump was looking for "a path forward on health care ," a GOP source told Axios.

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Trump calls Schumer for help on reviving health-care push: report © Provided by The Hill Trump calls Schumer for help on reviving health-care push: report President Trump called Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday to ask for help on reviving health-care legislation, according to Axios.

Trump was looking for "a path forward on health care," a GOP source told Axios.

The White House and Schumer's office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on the call.

Trump, who has known Schumer for years, has previously reached out to the fellow New Yorker and Democratic leader on issues.

Trump sided with Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over GOP leaders in early September on a short-term bill to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling for three months while providing hurricane and disaster recovery aide after a storm battered Texas.

Trump's call with Schumer comes as Republicans look to score their first major legislative victory this year after maintaining unified control of government.

GOP efforts to fulfill a seven-year campaign promise of repealing and replacing ObamaCare collapsed twice in the Senate this year, forcing Republicans to turn their attention to tax reform.

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