Senate GOP Leadership To White House

Senate GOP leadership to White House: No bill for you.

The Senate GOP leadership is brushing off Dan Pfeiffer’s demand this morning that Republicans clarify whether they’ll produce a bill in advance of the summit, and won’t put forth a “comprehensive proposal,” aides say.

This morning on the White House blog, Pfeiffer challenged GOP leaders to say whether they’d be bringing a bill to the summit. “The Senate Republicans have yet to post any kind of plan,” Pfeiffer wrote, adding that “we continue to await word from them.”

Asked for comment, a senior Senate GOP aide emailed:

We fundamentally disagree with a comprehensive proposal to reform health care. We think a step by step approach on areas where we agree is the best path forward. We will not be posting a comprehensive alternative to commence a staring contest.

Meanwhile, on the House GOP side, Eric Cantor confirmed this morning on ABC News that their bill remains the one House Republicans posted online last summer.

So, now that the Senate leadership says it sees no need bring anything, that proposal is the GOP baseline heading into the big summit.

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