The Trump administration on Friday announced plans to advance a health care bill that the White House said would be approved by the Senate by Thanksgiving.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the administration had secured commitments from 52 Republican senators to get the legislation through the Senate before Thanksgiving.
The legislation would replace President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act with a new version that is less expensive.
The House is expected to take up the legislation on Tuesday.
Republican lawmakers have been pushing for weeks to get their health care overhaul done before the holidays.
But the legislation could delay the process for months.
On Wednesday, Trump called the Senate proposal “mean.”
“It’s a mean-spirited proposal, which is one of the reasons why we will not allow this bill to come to the Senate for a vote,” Trump said.
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House are also expected to announce a series of legislative priorities before the Christmas break, including an expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a tax bill and a defense bill.