Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., speaks with reporters as he leaves the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows told reporters Thursday there are still more than 22 GOP ‘no’ votes on the stopgap funding measure and that Republicans can’t pass it on their own without additional changes.
“We’ve offered a number of different options, so it would take the leadership putting forth a different proposal than they currently have,” Meadows said on how GOP holdouts get to “yes” on the CR. He declined to say how many of the “no” votes were from the Freedom Caucus versus the conference at large.