A week after the implosion of the Republican health-care bill in the House, the White House press secretary said that the Trump administration didn’t “sign on” to the failed effort but that crafting the bill was undertaken jointly with Congress.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked at the daily briefing if the administration would be writing its own tax-reform plan or intended to sign on to one, as it had done with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s health bill. Spicer disagreed with the characterization.
‘I would dispute that we signed on to someone’s plan.’
Spicer said the health bill was something “both sides worked together on.”
In February, Trump said he planned to roll out a health-care plan in early or mid-March. Then on March 6, House leaders released their bill, which Trump lobbied hard for and said he was “100% behind.”
House Republican leaders modified the bill on March 20, only to see it fail four days later.