Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky met with a group of 24 House conservatives Thursday in an attempt to sway them to vote against the reconciliation bill being used to repeal Obamacare due to its budget numbers.
Proponents of the legislation, which would require just 51 votes to pass in the upper chamber, argue it’s only being used as a vehicle to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But Paul is pushing for the numbers to be renegotiated to meet the requirements put in place under the balanced budget amendment.
“I want to make sure that conservatives in the House knew that together we can have some power and impact on what the budget will be, that the budget is a Republican document there will be no Democrats on board,” he told reporters after the meeting. “It should be a conservative document that should not add $9.7 trillion to the debt over 10 years.”
Originally published by the Daily Caller.