May 04 2017
Babin is leaving just one month after the majority of the group's members opposed the House GOP leadership's American Health Care Act, the legislation created to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The culmination of weeks of negotiations between Meadows and MacArthur, the compromise amendment aims to unite the House's centrist and conservative Republican wings behind the health care bill.
"If so, we would have already voted", MacArthur said when asked whether the bill has enough support to pass. "But we understand the optics, and we're working on that to make sure that it gets fixed". Some who supported the previous GOP health care bill, such as Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, said they were now undecided.
It's an unenviable choice for these lawmakers: Vote for an unpopular bill that experts say would hurt people with pre-existing conditions, or risk getting blamed for refusing to help their party repeal Obamacare, not to mention buck their own president.
Democrats sounded almost giddy on Wednesday when the House Freedom Caucus agreed to changes in the America Health Care Act that made it potentially even less generous to millions of Americans. "It's simply bad policy that will cut a lifeline of health care for millions of Americans", Siegel's statement said.
"We are going to go when we have the votes", Ryan said.
The MacArthur amendment, proposed by moderate Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., will make essential health benefits - requiring plans to cover things like prescription drugs or maternity care - the federal standard but offer limited waivers to states that want to handle things differently and can prove that their approach will lower the cost of health care or increase coverage.
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Heritage Action for America, the lobbying affiliate of The Heritage Foundation, backed away from its key vote against the health care bill.
Because premiums for young and healthy people would likely decline under the proposed amendment, Republicans expect the measure to spur more people to buy coverage.
Representative MacArthur is a co-chair of the Tuesday Group, and his amendment granting waivers to the states is a bargaining chip to sway the roughly three dozen members of the Freedom Caucus to vote for Trump's bill. Democrats are again expected to oppose the GOP bill en masse.
The choice moderates face is to stand against President Donald Trump and congressional leaders, or to potentially go back on their promises to protect people with pre-existing conditions. In other words, with Freedom Caucus members on board, the vote definitely got a lot closer - but now it's in the hands of the moderates, who will have to decide whether voting with their party will be too politically risky in their constituencies. If, in the unfortunate circumstance the Senate Parliamentarian were to rule that these pro-life protections violate the Byrd Rule, we will not support the bill.
"We clearly had a very productive dialogue led by Tom MacArthur and Mark Meadows over the break and you could just sense the movement and the desire to get something done", said Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican.
The bill may be "going nowhere" in the Senate because the new language would likely run afoul of the Byrd rule, meaning it would require 60 votes in the Senate to pass, said Matt House, a spokesman for Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY. This new health care amendment would allow Congress to keep Obamacare benefits that would potentially be denied other Americans.
May 04 2017
Wall St stays lower after Fed holds rates steady
Headline inflation stood at 1.8 percent in March while the core measure, which excludes food and energy costs, was 1.6 percent. Consumers continue to hunker down as well: The savings rate increased to the highest level since last August in April.
May 03 2017
White House expects vote on healthcare bill this week
But if they were to do that, then the states would have to come up with another plan that would cover those people. But moderate Republicans are wary of what the bill might mean for people with pre-existing conditions back home.
May 03 2017
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D Fredrik Claesson was added to the lineup. "I think giving (Wideman) a little break will help him", Sens coach Guy Boucher said. During the power play, it was MacArthur who scored the power play goal to win the game for the Senators 3-2 and end the series .
May 03 2017
State charges still possible for Baton Rouge officers
The two officers both had had two previous "use of force" complaints each, but records indicate they were cleared in all cases. The ACLU released a statement today about possible protests following the decision not to prosecute the Baton Rouge officers.
May 02 2017
NKorea says it will speed up nuke program in response to US
No US President has ever before met the leader of North Korea, and the idea is extremely controversial. The U.S. military's installation of the THAAD battery in South Korea has been hotly contested.
May 02 2017
Watchdog to Trump: Accountability not red carpet for Duterte
Sabi ko nga (I said), 'Is there any room here for guests?' Sabi nila meron for guests (They said they have room for guests). China claims almost all of the strategically vital waterway, even waters approaching the coasts of its neighbors.
May 01 2017
Senate poised to confirm Acosta as Trump's man at labor
The fast food CEO acknowledged having hired a housekeeper not authorized to work in the US and belatedly paying the related taxes. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee had approved Acosta's nomination by a 12-11 party line vote in late March.
May 01 2017
North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure
In calling for actions against Pyongyang, Tillerson called out Beijing, which economically props up the regime of Kim Jong-un. South Korean and US intelligence officials are trying to determine the type of missile used by North Korea for this launch.
May 01 2017
Oil prices inch down on high stocks, weak China factories survey
Russian Federation has achieved around half of its targeted cuts, but others have actually increased production slightly. The lack of compliance with last year's deal among non-Opec producers might make it hard to broker a new deal.
Apr 30 2017
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Even though you don't want to see your players fighting on social media, Tomlin may secretly like their competitive attitudes. The Steelers are one of the few teams that are just a few players away from reaching their next Super Bowl .
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