After President Trump warned that the GOP needs to take up health care reform or risk getting "clobbered", Karl Rove agreed Wednesday, adding that Republicans need to do all they can to diminish the advantage Democrats now hold on health care ahead of the 2020 election.
The House's resolution would condemn the Justice Department for supporting a federal judge's decision regarding "Obamacare;" attorneys said last week it supported the December ruling by Judge Reed O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas on the health care law.
But Trump has put two new judges on the US Supreme Court and when it comes to lower courts, as HuffPo has pointed out, "Republicans have already confirmed 37 circuit judges during the Trump presidency, more than any president has gotten through by this point in his first term". Rick Scott ultimately unseated the incumbent Democrat. Forty-eight percent of voters said they either strongly approved or somewhat approved of the health care law, while only 30 percent disapproved. In July 2017 Senator McCain and others voted against repeal because there was no replacement plan. Republicans, hit hard on health care issues during the 2018 midterm election, had no plans to take up the issue again before the next one. "You're going to win your elections because of healthcare", Trump said during a dinner in Washington hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee. The sudden move stunned GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.
Manchin was one of the three members of the Democratic Conference to go against Majority Leader Harry Reid on the November 2013 nuclear option vote that reduced the threshold to break filibusters of most nominees to a simple majority.
This will essentially turn the Senate into the House, but it will also make it much easier for Democrats to pass legislation if they regain control of the Senate in 2020. The usually tight-lipped leader said afterward that the president agreed to shelve his health care push until after the campaign.
"I made it clear to him that we were not going to be doing that in the Senate".
Intel’s 2nd-gen Xeon Scalable processors launched
Apart from Xeon Scalable server processors, Intel also showcased Optane DC Persistent Memory DIMMs at the event. The refreshed processor family is joined by a brand-new chip series Intel is marketing under the name Agilex.
Last week, Trump stunned and puzzled Republican lawmakers by putting the spotlight on repealing and replacing the current healthcare plan known as Obamacare.
Democrats mocked President Donald Trump on Tuesday for pushing back his promise of sweeping healthcare reform until after the 2020 election, and said they were happy to make it a central campaign issue.
Trump and McConnell had not spoken for days.
McConnell says he wants Senate Republicans focusing on bills to keep health care costs down, not comprehensive replacement plans and Sen.
McConnell explained to Trump that senators are open to tackling specific aspects of health care - namely, trying to lower prescription drug prices, according to a person who was granted anonymity to discuss the private call.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), who took a lead role in drafting the new proposal, said he has tried to get a bipartisan deal that would have changed the rules under the normal procedure, hoping that Democrats would want a potential president of their party to benefit from the faster confirmation process. Instead, Trump could focus on the issue during the election.