White House, GOP senators differ on whether Senate starts "from scratch" on health care

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus suggested Sunday that the Senate will simply modify the House version, telling “Fox News Sunday” that he saw a level of enthusiasm for the bill in the GOP-led Senate, after talking to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Priebus also seemed to make a point of giving the Senate time to make changes, despite Trump’s strong desire to quickly fulfill his campaign promise of repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

“It’s up to the Senate to make improvements if they’re to be made,” he said. “Everyone is excited and ready to go to work and take the time necessary to look at the bill. … No one’s going to be beating down their door.

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn told an ABC News podcast last week: “Will there be some changes? Of course, the Senate is a different animal than the House. But I think we feel really good where we are.”

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