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Conservatives rebel on health care, and GOP looks to Trump

Conservatives rebel on health care, and GOP looks to Trump

Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute in his first speech to a joint session of Congress.

"He's the leader on this issue right now; he's the one that's got to hold us together," said Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida as he left a morning meeting during which he said Republican leaders urged the rank-and-file to "'stay strong'" on the issue and told them: "'Now is not the time to back down."

The pep talk from leadership came amid signs of serious trouble for the emerging House GOP health...

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