Republicans in Congress still can’t figure out what they want to do for health care. Despite no consensus among his party, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised to bring his latest plan to gut Obamacare to a vote next week, after his first two attempts collapsed without the necessary votes. His plan—a rehash of a 2015 […]
Campaign Action Popular vote loser Donald Trump will do everything in his power to destroy Obamacare, even if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fails in his last-ditch effort to pass his repeal bill. And every single RepublicanShow More Summary
"Unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!" said the six-term Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP presidential nominee. [...] McCain's absence complicates Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plansShow More Summary
Campaign Action While it's completely unclear as of now what Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intends to force the Senate to vote on as early as next Tuesday, it is clear he's still trying to bribe senators. It appears that he is trying...Show More Summary
Campaign Action It's really hard to determine if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the path forward to a Trumpcare vote laid out and is just creating massive confusion over what his senators will even be voting on as a smokescreen,...Show More Summary
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will move next week on a measure to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but, predicting failure, other senators are already talking about areas of compromise … Click to Continue »
Amidst the collapse of the Senate GOPs health care legislation, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell added a court nomination to the agenda, bringing John Bush, a Kentucky lawyer, before the Senate.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's second in command, apparently shares his boss's contempt and disdain for his fellow senators. When it comes to what they’re going to have to vote on next week with Trumpcare,...Show More Summary
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have as much as $99 billion to spend to woo GOP senators wary of the party’s legislation rolling back the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. But it remains unclear if that will be enough...
In their latest assessment of Senate Republican’s attempts to rewrite the Affordable Care Act, congressional budget analysts say a plan that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pulled from consideration earlier this week would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 22 million a decade from now — the same as a previous bill version. […]
Reviving the legislation will require party leaders to win support from at least 50 of the 52 GOP senators, a threshold they've been short of for weeks. Aiming to finally resolve the issue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'll force a vote on the legislation early next week. Show More Summary
The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has taken extraordinary measures to pump oxygen back into the G.O.P.’s badly fading effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The Congressional Budget Office offered a quick analysis of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.)’s latest plan to end Obamacare Wednesday afternoon—and its conclusions are damning. McConnell’s “new” bill is essentially the same as one Republicans passed—and President Barack Obama vetoed—in 2015, just with the dates moved forward two years. But CBO doesn’t see any […]
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is extending an invitation to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to visit a free health clinic for the state's poor later this week. McAuliffe, a Democrat, … Click to Continue »
After the Republican health care bill collapsed Monday night beneath the weight of the party's ideological incoherence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a plan B. He would revive the bill to simply repeal most of Obamacare that the GOP Congress passed in 2015. Show More Summary
First it was “repeal and replace.” Then it was just “repeal.” Now, the Senate has adopted a clever new strategy: “Vote to proceed on a shell bill and then see what happens.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described the new strategy of voting to proceed on nothing in particular following a GOP senators’ lunch at the White House. Show More Summary
Campaign Action As of now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will force his unhappy caucus to vote on a motion next week to proceed to some version of Obamacare repeal or Trumpcare replacement. It's unclear as of now...Show More Summary
The Congressional Budget Office estimates the Republican repeal of Obama health law without replacement means 32 million more uninsured by 2026. Earlier Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he … Click to Continue »
The New Senate Republican 'Repeal and Delay' Plan Means Big Trouble for Your Health Care U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has announced that he will schedule a vote the week of July 24 on so-called repeal and delay...Show More Summary
Tensions are bubbling over between President Trump and Senate Republicans. White House officials are blaming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for getting stuffed at the goal line on ObamaCare repeal-and-replace legislation, while GOP senators say Trump failed to provide any meaningful political momentum for the prized measure. “He was of no help,” grumbled one […]