McConnell Wants To Get Revised Plan To CBO By Friday
The Senate majority leader is holding himself to a tight deadline.
The Washington Post:
McConnell Is Trying To Revise The Senate Health-Care Bill By Friday
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to send a revised version of his health-care bill to the Congressional Budget Office as soon as Friday as he continues to push for a vote before Congress’s August recess. The effort reflects the tight timeline McConnell faces in his attempt to hold a vote in July — and the pressure he is under to change the bill to garner enough support to pass it. With both conservatives and centrists pushing different policy solutions, Senate leaders were struggling to craft a rewrite of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday that would attract votes without torpedoing the CBO’s official score of how the legislation affects coverage levels and federal spending. (Sullivan, Eilperin and Snell, 6/28)
Republicans Scramble To Revise Health Bill In 48 Hours
Senate GOP leaders are scrambling to put together a revised Obamacare repeal bill in the next 48 hours, even as some Republicans question whether they can bridge a huge divide between moderates and conservatives that has stalled the legislation. Having tossed a July 4 deadline to vote on the measure, leaders weighed a raft of policy changes proposed by holdout senators and expressed confidence a compromise was near. Others weren't so sure. (Haberkorn, Demko and Griffiths, 6/28)