Trump to meet Thursday with House Freedom Caucus members

Trump to meet Thursday with House Freedom Caucus members
© Greg Nash

President Trump will meet Thursday with conservative House Freedom Caucus members ahead of a planned floor vote on the GOP healthcare bill.

Vice President Pence will also attend the meeting, which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

On Wednesday night, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he and Trump have come to an "agreement in principle" on a plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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“The president and I came to an agreement in principle,” Meadows said during an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, adding that he was still ironing out a few final details with the White House.

“I think what we're trying to do now is make sure that our agreement is actually something that can be executed in a way that passes the Senate,” he added.

“There's still work to be done, but I can tell you that the president is all engaged."

The negotiations between the White House, Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' Cheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge MORE (R-Wis.) and the Freedom Caucus have focused on repealing ObamaCare's "essential health benefits," as well as other insurance regulations in Title I of the existing health law.
 
Earlier Wednesday, Meadows said that GOP leaders lacked the votes to pass the bill and called on them to "start over."