“We’ve got a new version that comes out today. We’ll get new scores from CBO. And there’s a shot of getting to 50 [votes],” Toomey told CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ according to The Hill.
A source told The Hill “No expectation of today,” in response to Toomey’s appearance.
Toomey is a member of the 13 member working group that wrote the original Better Care Reconciliation Act that was withdrawn from consideration after moderate and conservative Republicans came out against the bill.
Toomey said the new version of the bill will appeal to both sides.
“We’re going to get the specifics of a $45 billion commitment for opioid funding,” Toomey said.
“There’s also a big push to have a change in the regulatory mandates, so that we can have the lower premiums that we’re looking for. “People can have more control and more choices that will appeal to the conservatives.”
In the interview, Toomey says that Vice-President Mike Pence could cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the bill.
“[T]here’s a shot of getting to 50 [votes]. Mike Pence breaks the tie,” Toomey said.
You can view the entire segment below.