House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and donors to his “Team Ryan” fundraising committee will be at The Breakers in Palm Beach today and tomorrow for a closed-door retreat.
A “Healthcare Panel and Discussion” is part of the agenda, but Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said Wednesday night that Ryan will not be laying out any new plan for reviving the health care overhaul that collapsed in the House last week and that President Donald Trump has predicted will be revived.
“We are not unveiling a new plan in Florida,” Strong said. “It’s a political event and we are not unveiling a plan there.”
In a call with donors this week, The Washington Post reported that Ryan said: “When we’re in Florida, I will lay out the path forward on health care and all the rest of the agenda. I will explain how it all still works, and how we’re still moving forward on health care with other ideas and plans. So please make sure that if you can come, you come — it will be good to look at what can feasibly get done and where things currently stand. But know this: We are not giving up.”
The failure of the Republican-controlled House to bring health care legislation to a vote was a stinging setback for the GOP Trump after years of pledging to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Trump this week voiced optimism on striking a health care deal.
“I know that we are all going to make a deal on health care,” Trump said Tuesday night at a White House gathering for senators and their spouses. “That’s such an easy one. I have no doubt that that’s going to happen very quickly. We have all been promising it — Democrat, Republican — to the public.”