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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 […]

McConnell Reveals Senate Tax Bill Will Include Repeal Of Obamacare Mandate

In what is emerging as the latest potential stumbling block for the passage of GOP tax reform, on Tuesday afternoon Senate Majority leader announced that the Senate tax bill will include language to repeal ObamaCare’s individual mandate, a move which could make passage prolematic as it could withdraw support from moderate Republicans. According to The […]

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, […]

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 […]

Republican Rebellion: 5 GOP Senators Oppose Health Bill

Update:  As it turns out, the Senate’s healthcare bill may be even ‘dead-er’ on arrival than originally thought as Senators Rand Paul (KY), Ted Cruz (TX), Ron Johnson (WI) and Mike Lee (UT) have issued a joint statement saying they will oppose the bill, as it is currently written, because it does not fulfill a […]

Goldman Explains What The Repeal Of Obamacare Really Means

After months of internal discord, House Republicans finally approved a bill to overhaul Obamacare, which they have been attacking since it was enacted in 2010.  While there are various nuances, here are the bill’s main provisions courtesy of Reuters: COVERAGE The Republican plan would maintain some of Obamacare’s most popular provisions. It would allow young […]