On Tuesday morning the President blasted Obamacare and pressed Republicans to do their job. The Presidents tweets on Tuesday came before the Senate is expected to take a big vote…
“Big day for health care. After seven years” the President said:
On Tuesday Republicans are planning a procedural vote on Tuesday, Fox News reports:
Senate leaders are expected to hold a procedural vote Tuesday — on something. The White House and Republican leaders have been vague on whether the legislation will seek to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law or simply repeal it.
Vice President Pence said Monday that “help is on the way” and told Americans “President Trump hears you and is fighting for you.”
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will soon decide which health care bill to bring up for a vote.
Senate Republicans are considering legislation that would repeal and replace Obama’s law, and a separate bill that would simply repeal “Obamacare” with a two-year delay for implementation to give Congress more time to agree on a replacement.
Both versions encountered opposition from enough GOP senators to doom the effort, but McConnell is making a last-gasp attempt after Trump insisted that senators not leave town for the August recess without sending him some kind of health overhaul bill to sign.
The Republicans hold 52 seats and with Senator Susan Collins in lockstep with the Democrats they can only lose one Senator. However, as of last night, Senator Rand Paul is still holding out as well.
Source: Fox News