WASHINGTON, July 31 — The White House is insisting that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law.
It is signalling that President Donald Trump stands ready to end required payments to insurers this week to let “Obamacare implode” and force congressional action.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says the president is not accepting that it is “time to move on” after last week’s defeat. She tells “Fox News Sunday” that Trump will make a decision soon on whether to end the insurance payments.
Trump has also called on the Senate not to hold any votes until the repeal effort gets another vote. His budget director, Mick Mulvaney, tells CNN’s “State of the Union” he agrees.
The Senate faces a backlog of executive and judicial nominations.