Senate Republicans Eye Changing The House Health Law Replacement Bill
And Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduces an alternative repeal bill identical to one that passed the Senate in 2015 by a party-line vote.
CQ Roll Call:
Senate GOP Wants Input On House Health Care Bill
Republican senators are increasingly talking about needing to amend the House’s health care law replacement bill. Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune of South Dakota said it's possible the Senate will [add] changes to the House's health care bill through the budget reconciliation process on the floor. (Lesniewski, 3/9)
Rand Paul Introduces ObamaCare Repeal Alternative
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is pushing an alternative ObamaCare repeal bill amid growing opposition to the House GOP leadership's plan. Paul introduced a bill — known as the ObamaCare repeal bill — mirrored off a 2015 bill that cleared the Senate along party lines. “The Republican Party is unified on Obamacare repeal,” Paul said in a statement. “We can honor our promise right away by passing the same language we acted on in the last Congress." (Carney, 3/9)