Republican leaders have said they expect the CBO to weigh in on the new bill early next week, days ahead of an expected vote. But senators say the score may not include the sweeping changes to insurance regulations, which were initially proposed by Senators Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah.

“I don’t think we'll have a score from CBO on the Cruz amendment,” Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., told reporters on Thursday.

GOP Weighs Nearly Unprecedented Move to Pass Health Care Bill

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“They have a CBO and a budget process explicitly for the purpose of not being reliant on the executive branch for analysis.”

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Republican economist and former CBO director.

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