Cruz points to 'steady progress' on healthcare bill

Cruz points to 'steady progress' on healthcare bill
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline Wary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker Trump-backed Hagerty wins Tennessee GOP Senate primary MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday there has been "steady progress" made on the Senate GOP's healthcare bill.

During an interview on ABC's "This Week," Cruz blasted ObamaCare and said he believes Senate Republicans can come together to accomplish their promises to repeal the healthcare law.

"I think we are making steady progress," Cruz said.

"The conversations have been collaborative and in good faith."


During the interview, Cruz also said he agrees with President Trump, who previously floated the idea to first repeal ObamaCare if the Senate can't also agree on a plan to replace it.

"If we can't get this done right now, I agree with the president, then let's honor the promise on repeal and spend more time to get it done," Cruz said.

"I believe we can get it done," he added. 

Senate GOP leaders are locked in battle with Democrats and some members of their own party to pass their healthcare bill.