Opponents of the GOP health-care legislation bill are trying to revive grassroots resistance ahead of a possible vote next week, but progressive groups worry that the investigations into President Donald Trump and his campaign are diverting from efforts to derail a Senate version of the bill.
Groups fighting the Republican drive to replace Obamacare say they’re worried that investigations into President Donald Trump and his campaign are diverting from efforts to derail the GOP health-care bill.
Senate Republican leaders drafting a measure to revamp U.S. health-care policy appear to be following the same path as their House counterparts—writing a bill behind closed doors before springing it on other lawmakers and the public close to a vote.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that any tax overhaul can’t add to the growing U.S. budget deficit, a position that places him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has called for a significant tax cut.
Republican senators said it’s unclear whether their chamber will repeal all of the taxes imposed under Obamacare as they set aside the health-care bill passed by the House and prepare to write their own from scratch.
Passage of the House’s health-care bill gives the Obamacare repeal effort new life after months of wrangling, but key Republican senators are already pushing it aside to write their own bill with no clear timetable to act.
House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from President Donald Trump to produce legislative accomplishments.