Richard Shelby

Hopes fade for Friday revise of Senate Republican health care bill

Senate Republicans appeared unlikely to hit a self-imposed Friday deadline for revising their health care bill, as negotiators considered scaling back promised tax cuts for the wealthy in order to provide more insurance assistance to the poor.

Vice President Mike Pence led a White House push by meeting Thursday with divided Republican senators, but conservatives and centrists have been unable to resolve their differences.

“We’re working,” Pence said as he dashed through the halls, followed by reporters shouting questions.

Meanwhile, an updated analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted the GOP plan would make even deeper long-term reductions to...

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