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Category Archives: Efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Democrats’ Last-Ditch Effort To Force Tax Reform Back To Committee Fails By Vote Of 56-44

Update (2:35PM EST): And just like that, another forced procedural vote to push the GOP tax reform bill back to committee fails by a vote of 56-44. * * * Tune in below as the Senate takes yet another vote on a procedural motion to force the GOP tax reform legislation back to committee.  As […]

In Critical Test Of Tax Reform Bill, Senate Narrowly Approves Motion To Start Debate With 52-48 Vote

Update (5:55PM EST): After a full day of debating the GOP tax reform bill, the Senate has now approved a motion to…drum roll please…debate the GOP tax reform bill.  As we detailed below, this was the first big test for the GOP’s tax bill before the entire Senate and it narrowly passed with a vote […]

These 8 Republican Senators Have Serious Reservations About Tax Reform

As we’ve repeatedly pointed out, Mitch McConnell’s push to force tax reform through the senate is facing opposition from several disparate groups of senators, each of which is demanding its own set of changes. Concerns primarily center on the taxation of partnerships, limited liabilities and other companies; on the overall cost of the tax bill […]

Feud Erupts Between Trump And Corker Just Hours Before Critical Senate Meeting

At 1pm EST President Trump is heading to Capitol Hill to huddle with Senate Republicans in hopes that he can somehow mend fences with certain members of his own party and save his tax plan from meeting the same fate as his Obamacare repeal efforts. That said, he seems to be off to a bad […]

Trump Trounces “Hypocrite” McCain, Thinks Rand Paul “May Find A Way” To Save Obamacare Repeal Bill

In a surprising demonstration of wit, President Donald Trump told a crowd of rowdy Alabamians Friday night that it would be amusingly “ironic” if Kentucky Senator Rand Paul offered to vote for the Republicans’ floundering Graham-Cassidy health-care bill after John McCain blindsided the administration by withdrawing his support On Friday. The two senators, Trump explained, […]

Angry Rand Paul Strikes Back: “I Won’t Be Bribed Or Bullied” On Obamacare Repeal Bill

Throughout the week President Trump has taken repeated shots at Senator Rand Paul for his continued resistance to the so-called Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill.  Among other things, Trump defined Paul as a “negative force when it comes to fixing healthcare” and said that he would forever by remembered as ‘the Republican who saved ObamaCare.’ “Rand […]

John McCain Kills GOP’s Last Ditch Effort To Repeal Obamacare

Third time turned out to be unlucky after all. Earlier today, Sen. Susan Collins said that she has serious concerns about the latest GOP bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare as Republicans prepare to vote on the legislation next week, adding that she was “leaning against the bill… I’m just trying to do what I […]

Senate GOP Leader Says “Skinny” Obamacare Repeal Has “Best Chance At Getting Us To Conference”

Right on schedule, President Donald Trump is out with his latest tweet urging Republicans to pass health-care reform: "Come on Republican Senators, you can do it on Healthcare. After 7 years, this is your chance to shine! Don't let the American people down!" Come on Republican Senators, you can do it on Healthcare. After 7 […]

Senate Passes Critical Motion To Advance Obamacare Repeal Efforts

Update 3:  Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote and the motion to begin debate on a repeal of Obamacare has officially passed. * * * Update 2:  With just two Republicans, Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voting ‘no’, the Senate has just passed a critical “Motion To Proceed” bill which will […]

Obamacare Repeal Suddenly Looks Possible After Two Key GOP Holdouts Flip

In what may be a critical flip for the passage of the Republican healthcare bill – not to mention boosting Trump’s image as dealmaker – moments ago Republican reps. Fred Upton and Billy Long both said Wednesday they will support the GOP’s ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill with the addition of a new amendment Upton drafted. Until […]