March 23, 2017 / 3:54 PM / 3 years ago

Byrne: health bill prospects hurt as many Republicans left out of talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne said on Thursday the White House’s attention to conservative House Freedom Caucus members could hurt the healthcare bill’s prospects and warned that it faces diminishing odds if a vote is not held this week.

“The vast majority of us in the Republican conference have been left out of these discussions,” Bradley said. “And we have no idea what’s going on. I think that that is a problem for our leadership and I think it’s a growing problem for the chances of this bill.”

Reporting by David Morgan; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott

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