Senator criticizes House speaker on health care
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 18:07
Is the so-called "Trump Bump" back on Wall Street?
Trump repeatedly said during the campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall, but the administration has made clear USA tax dollars will finance it.
The key question now is whether Trump will be able to move forward on other items on the Republicans' economic agenda.
The behavior of Ryan and Nunes is why the country needs an independent investigation that will look at Trump, Russia, and the role of congressional Republicans who could be attempting to cover up the scandal.
Trump tweeted that the caucus will hurt the Republican agenda if they don't get on the team fast, and added, "We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!"
"Most people don't take well to being bullied", Amash told reporters.
Overall, just over half in the poll said they worry many Americans would have lost coverage had the GOP bill become law.
To have Paul Ryan just days later suggesting that it would be a awful thing for the President to work with Democrats doesn't exactly prepare the ground for a useful dialogue with the people whose help he may need in the near future to avoid a government shutdown.
Democrats have indicated they may be receptive to working with the White House if Republicans focus on reforming Obamacare.
"I don't want that to happen", he told CBS's Norah O'Donnell Thursday morning.
Approaching sagas of a potential government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling and a moment of truth in the Senate over the potential "nuclear option" confirmation of Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch will severely test the political alacrity of a White House already exposed by the busted bid to repeal Obamacare.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is not enthusiastic at all about President Trump's assertion that he could work across the aisle to get a healthcare reform deal done.
Putin also said he's ready to meet with President Donald Trump at an upcoming Arctic summit.
Despite the fact that there were moderates among the GOP lawmakers who planned to vote against the bill, Trump has repeatedly blamed the House Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative Republicans, for the failure. "Good process brings good policy, which makes good politics", he said. In his March 20 speech in Louisville, for example, Trump not only did not frame Obamacare as a jobs and wages issue, he didn't even try very hard to portray it as a cost-of-living issue, offering only a few sentences on rising premiums and not once uttering the word "deductible".
Defense hawks insist that won't work for the complex Pentagon budget.
But he again said, "I'm not going to put some kind of artificial deadline" on getting a replacement plan done. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Armed Services Committee. Ryan stands by the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Devin Nunes, who canceled a public hearing that could have embarrassed Trump after the White House stated its objection; went on a secret trip to White House grounds to gather what he considered exculpatory material and then released it publicly while keeping fellow committee members in the dark; and quarreled with the FBI for investigating Trump's Russian Federation ties.
Congress leaves Washington for a two-week spring break next Friday.
"The House is the only one with a plan right now". "This bill keeps Washington the same, plain and simple". "We've got to have change, it's ridiculous".