House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane BlackDiane BlackObamaCare repeal faces last obstacle before House vote Medicaid block grants give states more freedom Dems wonder: Can GOP even pass a budget? MORE (R-Tenn.) says she is confident that ObamaCare repeal legislation will advance out of her committee despite concerns from conservatives.
The panel, which is voting Thursday on the GOP healthcare bill, has several conservative members, including Reps. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), who have strong concerns about the bill. The measure would fail if four Republicans join all Democrats in opposing it.
But Black said the committee could send on “recommendations” to address conservative concerns.
“We’re listening. We want them to have a voice, and at the end of the day this only makes our bill better.”
Black pushed back when asked about Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: 'I'm glad' Ivanka will be working in the White House Trump tweets promotion for Fox News show GOP senators pitch alternatives after House pulls ObamaCare repeal bill MORE’s (R-S.C.) comment that the bill is “mortally wounded.”
“I’ve been speaking to my committee members now over the last week, and they’re sharing their concerns with me,” she said. “This is a process. As we move forward the plan is just made better and better with the ideas that come from our members, so it is not mortally wounded here going into my Budget Committee.”