House Budget chair 'confident' on ObamaCare repeal vote

House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackWomack wins initial support to become Budget chairman House Foreign Affairs chairman to retire This week: Clock ticks toward shutdown deadline 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. 

“I am confident that this bill is going to come out of the Budget [Committee] tomorrow, and we will have some recommendations that we can send on forward for those concerns that our committee members have,” Black said on MSNBC. 

“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 Olin GrahamDHS chief takes heat over Trump furor Overnight Defense: GOP chair blames Dems for defense budget holdup | FDA, Pentagon to speed approval of battlefield drugs | Mattis calls North Korea situation 'sobering' Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in House 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.”