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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was back in the briefing room Tuesday after a week away from the cameras. And one of the first questions he faced was about the Senate’s as-yet-unseen health care bill.
After President Donald Trump reportedly called the House bill “mean” (a bill which he initially celebrated) and has now reportedly criticized the Senate version for not having “more heart,” Spicer wanted the public to know Tuesday that the President is looking for a bill with some “heart.”
“The President clearly wants a bill that has heart in it,” Spicer said. “He believes that health care is something that is near and dear to so many families and individuals. He made it clear from the beginning that that was one of his priorities. And as the Senate works its way through this bill as the House did, any ideas are welcome to strengthen it, to make it more affordable, more accessible, and deliver the care that it needs.”
He added, “This is an area that the President believes passionately about.”
A vote on the legislation is expected next week.
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