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GOP running out of time for legislative achievements

GOP running out of time for legislative achievements”

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) agreed with that but is anxious that Senate leaders could bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote without the necessary number of votes to pass it, which was discussed on Tuesday afternoon on the Senate side.

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) became an influential supporter of the GOP's bill for replacing Obamacare after a supplemental fund for Medicaid was included.

"The leader would like to do this soon", Senator Orrin Hatch told reporters.

"The policy options have been narrowed".

"I am very encouraged", Sen.

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Yet a number of Republicans have been pessimistic about the effort over the past month. John Hoeven (R-ND) told reporters after the lunch. "The president is tied in a knot here in Washington, because he insists on going it alone", said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. "I don't worry about them", Yoho said. Lindsey Graham of SC, who prefers that the law collapse and force a bipartisan solution. After observing a slideshow prepared by leadership, Sen. "Look, I think President Obama and my friends on the other side of the aisle were very well-intentioned in passing the Affordable Care Act". The issue splits the 20 Republican senators who come from states that expanded Medicaid and the 32 that do not. Senate Republicans are mulling a version that would roll back the Medicaid expansion a bit more slowly. There will be drama in the push and pull between more-moderate and more-conservative members in shaping the bill. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). With Democrats are already eyeing winning the majority in the House in 2018, and possibly taking two Republican seats in the Senate, votes on unpopular bills like the AHCA are easy fodder for campaign attack ads. According to reports, there would not be final votes in the Senate until after a bill is presented and the Congressional Budget Office has a chance to score the proposed legislation, something that didn't happen to the revised version of the American Health Care Act that barely passed the House of Representatives last month.

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And with Trump running far behind on making appointments, Edwards adds, the Russian Federation investigations put even more pressure on the "small group of people" who are running his administration.

Thune has been looking at ways to adjust the tax credits in the House bill to offer more assistance to elderly and lower-income Americans.

Whatever the White House's efforts to push ahead with policy plans, there will be a spotlight on testimony by James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director Trump fired last month, to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. All this means that congressional Republicans face the possibility of having done nothing of outcome by September 30, the end of their first fiscal year in power. If this work isn't done before Congress returns from its recess after Labor Day then Congress will face a crunch time in September as it races to get some kind of funding bill put together prior to midnight on September 30th. The Senate has the mere beginnings of its own draft of the health care bill, and tax reform will likely be sitting on the sidelines until it is resolved.

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"I think that the president's efforts have been helpful to us, period", he said.

This week was expected to be a pivotal one for the health care overhaul, which lawmakers hope to finish before the July 4 break in order to move to other pressing issues.

Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican who has been a fierce advocate of more slowly phasing out Medicaid expansion than the House's repeal bill did, said the health care bill "needs some work still for me".

Republicans have sought to overturn Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature domestic healthcare law since it was enacted in 2010.Whatever the White House's efforts to push ahead with policy plans, there will be a spotlight on testimony by James Comey, the FBI director fired by Trump last month, to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.Senators will question Comey on whether Trump tried to get him to back off an FBI investigation into ties between the president's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, an attempt that critics have said could constitute obstruction of justice.

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