With Senate done, House ready to debate budget ideas

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In the Shawnee County delegation, those voting for the House bill were Republican Reps.

According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office's final assessment of the House's health care bill Wednesday, 23 million people would lose their insurance under the current version of the American Health Care Act. "The Cures Act was one of the most meaningful bills we passed past year, and I am proud to have shepherded it through the Senate and into enactment".

Republicans can't just save $2 billion overall.

Cornyn's upbeat assessment was hard to interpret, especially because he acknowledged that while the group still had not reached consensus, staff would begin "drafting" legislative language over the one week recess that starts Friday.

Hatch observed that Democrats could stall Republicans by filling up Senate floor time with votes on nominations in the following months.

"It is not an ideal budget, but it avoids draconian cuts to our core services such as education, health and human services, and public safety", Fallin said. "It's not just that they got less than in our plan, they probably could have ended up worse off than they were before our plan".

Blunt argued Republicans had no choice but to take on the task because as he put it Obamacare is collapsing, many insurance companies are pulling out of it altogether and millions of Americans could be left without coverage. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia told reporters. Follow the Medicaid-state senators.

The House healthcare reform bill will need to be "essentially rewritten" and won't proceed as is, Sen.

"This is a real disservice to the people of Oklahoma to do it this way", said Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio), John McCain (Ariz.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). "To say, what are we doing to people here, particularly to our most vulnerable or those that don't have the wherewithal?" I think it's discriminatory.

But many trans people and the parents of trans children said the proposed law unfairly targets a vulnerable population.

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Republican leadership aides say it's unlikely the bill won't meet the Senate requirements. The Legislature also faces a court-imposed June 30 deadline to pass a new school funding formula.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has said lawmakers must pass at least the private-school vouchers for disabled students or there will be a special session.

"I don't know what's happening in their caucus", said Sen. "It is another positive step toward keeping our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare", said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

In a Wednesday interview with Reuters, the Republican leader began by telling his interviewers not to bother with questions about the ongoing health-care negotiations.

"I think that we will learn a lot", said House Taxation Committee Chairman Steven Johnson, a moderate Assaria Republican. "But that's the goal".

The House narrowly approved its measure with only Republican votes on May 4 after several embarrassing setbacks.

The Senate, though, cut that to $530 million in rewriting Huberty's bill.

"You want to look at different components of it, it may be that some of it you keep and some of it you discard", Cassidy said.

No plan, except House Bill 2178, has found the right mix of support. The session ends Monday. "I don't find that any less egregious than the former piece of legislation".