The White House said Thursday it plans to meet House Republicans on a health care proposal after President Donald Trump’s meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, but the administration said it’s “not clear” when or if that meeting will take place.
Trump has been pushing House Speaker Ryan to pass a health-care bill, which the White House has said would allow the president to fulfill a campaign promise.
Ryan has been negotiating with Democrats over the past several weeks and has not yet reached an agreement.
The White Trump is scheduled to meet Thursday morning with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., at the White National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Thursday afternoon.
Spicer also said that the administration would “soon” announce an executive order on health coverage.
The health care push is complicated by the administration’s decision last week to pull funding from Planned Parenthood and the National Institutes of Health in an effort to make a health insurance exchange available to the uninsured.
Spicer said Ryan has not met with White House officials and would not do so this week.
“I’m not clear at this point whether he will meet with Speaker Ryan or if he will hold a meeting with the House Republican Conference,” Spicer said.
Ryan is scheduled in the White Senate for a briefing on health and other issues Thursday.