Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill


Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

When the Democrats take the floor Monday evening for a series of speeches against the GOP's efforts to roll back the 2010 health care law, they will also begin objecting to a variety of unanimous consent requests that generally govern more routine Senate floor business.

Last week they swiftly latched on to a quote from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who told reporters that the GOP wasn't hiding anything on health care.

"My hope is that a longer glide path with flexibility will give the states and the governors the ability to extend the coverage to the population", Sen.

The House passed the American Health Care Act in May, and the Senate is now debating revisions to the bill, which the Congressional Budget Office estimated could lead to coverage for 23 million fewer Americans.

Throughout 2009, House Speaker Paul Ryan wrote or tweeted criticisms of the ACA, such as, "I don't think we should pass bills that we haven't read that we don't know what they cost". Those conversations between senators and the CBO - common for lawmakers working on major, complex pieces of legislation - sometimes prompt members to press through and other times to change course.

After the Trump Administration's focus last week on workforce and education issues the House will vote on several bills focused on closing the skills gap.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare upon his arrival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., June 13, 2017. He added that he was unaware of the president's view on the lack of transparency around the Republican healthcare bill. "Where we stand is that the bill the House passed simply won't work".

"The House bill is just unacceptable to me", Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich said in an interview. He will also go before the appropriations committee the next day.

Since Democrats have 48 votes against dismantling the existing law, any three Republican senators could put a stop to this fantastically anti-democratic process.

The governors said in the letter: "Medicaid provisions included in this bill are particularly problematic".

"Planned Parenthood expects to hold at least 100 rallies, protests, and phone banking events over health care over the next two weeks", Stein noted.

The House bill would, for the first time, cap the amount the federal government provides to states for their Medicaid programs.

Senate Republicans are racing to craft an Obamacare replacement bill that could come to a vote by early July. In the context of the United States Senate, if all 100 members worked collaboratively toward a specific legislative goal, that would be a committee of the whole.

Unsurprisingly, some of the Senate Democrats who have tweeted most about Trump's Russia scandals are on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the election.Sens.

Although specifics, to the extent there are any, have largely stayed secret, some of the policies under consideration have slipped out, and pressure points of the debate are fairly clear.



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