"They need to stay, they need to work, and they need to pass something", he told host Jake Tapper, calling it the official White House position and "the national attitude" toward health care.
"They should stay and work and figure out a way to solve this problem", Mulvaney said today on CNN's "State of the Union". Keep in mind, you're talking about something they promised to do for seven years.
"The special exemption dealt with the employer contribution, how much your employer - when you're a member of Congress, that's the federal government - can contribute to your coverage".
Mulvaney said he has talked with President Trump about those issues and said he supports such threats. He said Congress needs to keep working to pass a bill, as promised, that will repeal the act know as Obamacare.
This is what he tweeted yesterday - quote - "Unless the Republican senators are total quitters, repeal and replace is not dead".
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The American people, however, may actually have very different priorities from what the White House believes. Though 75% of Republican respondents said they'd like to see Congress repeal and replace the ACA "at some point", most had other issues they'd like to see prioritized over health care.
Even so, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Trump believes the Senate should stop its agenda cold until it finally figures out a health care plan.
President Trump tweeted a call for the Senate GOP to keep trying after its latest "skinny" repeal had failed at the vote of Sen.
If Trump wants to make sure that Senate Republicans never vote on health care again, he is handling this issue the correct way.
This contrasts earlier statements from Trump, who said after earlier failed votes that Congress should simply move on to tax reform, another one of his key campaign promises.