Talk of working together is only that, said Sen.
"Any senator who votes against starting debate", Trump said, sitting with several senators against doing just that, "is really telling America that you are fine with Obamacare".
Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the Democrats' ranking member on the Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday charged Trump with "the height of irresponsibility" for calling on Republicans to first repeal the 2010 health care law and replace it with something else down the road.
The top Republican added that while it is "pretty obvious we have had some difficulty in getting 50 votes to proceed", he intends to "vote on the motion to proceed next week". For critics of the GOP's tax-cutting obsession, said Jacob Leibenluft of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, this episode underscores "the importance of making clear the trade-offs of Republican fiscal policy".
Historically, the two first years of a presidency has been the most fertile time for major reform - ahead of the mid-term congressional elections, coming up next in November 2018. By contrast, 35 percent said they considered health care to be the No. 1 issue.
As the Senate Republican health care bill began taking on water, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence dined on "rosemary-grilled" rib-eye steaks and "farm stand" peach cobbler with seven senators who were expected to support the legislation. But when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan foundered, Trump responded with confusion, not anger.
"We have 14 repealed regulations and we're only six months into it", McConnell said.
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Tax reform has yet to get off the ground. It actually tells us a little bit about why nothing ... the Republicans at least, are able to come together and do frightful things, which again is a good thing, but Donald Trump, if he can not lead his party by bullying and intimidation, he has no other tricks up his sleeve, he is a one-trick pony, he doesn't know how to do anything else.
The work on spending bills is running on a parallel track to the annual budget debate, which is created to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall.
The 80-year-old Arizona Republican announced Wednesday night that he has an aggressive form of brain cancer, which was found after surgeons removed a blood clot above his left eye last week. Boosting infrastructure spending not only requires careful planning and details, but funding. You can keep your plan, lie.
"Are we voting on (motion to proceed) next week?" one GOP aide asked a CNN reporter in the middle of a discussion about health care.
The White House has granted ethics waivers to enable former lobbyists to influence policies that will impact the contentious industries-from fossil fuels to financial firms-for which they previously lobbied. "Let's stay here, get the votes necessary, and save the American people from Obamacare. Inaction is not an option and frankly, I don't think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give our people great health care because we are close, we are very close".
Immigration, while it did win a strong bipartisan Senate consensus four years ago, has become so politically flammable that few want to undertake a comprehensive effort. It remains short of the votes required to pass through the House and advance to the Senate, where further complications await.
"This wanting to know before you start voting what the final product is going to look like is odd", Cornyn said, in an apparent reference to the open amendment process that would take place if the motion to proceed vote is successful.
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