Sen. Cornyn Sussing Out Support For Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
The legislation, which is the Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, has long odds in the Senate.
Key Senator Whipping Last-Ditch ObamaCare Repeal Bill
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is measuring support for a new bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare as lawmakers head toward an end-of-the-month deadline. The vote-counting process, known as "whipping," will give GOP leadership a tentative count of which senators support the legislation spearheaded by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.). (Carney, 9/14)
Meanwhile, in the House, progress has slowed over funding for CHIP —
House Stalled On Kids' Health Bill As Senate Prepares To Act
The Senate Finance Committee is expected to unveil the legislative text for its children's health insurance bill this week but progress in the House on the issue still seems stalled before the chamber leaves for recess. “We still have some things to work through, which we'll do at the staff level and member level next week when we're out, and then I hope when we return we'll have an opportunity then to mark up,” said Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Raman, 9/14)