Senate To Start Drafting Health Care Bill Over Upcoming Recess
But lawmakers say there's no timetable for when it will be made public.
Senate Republicans Start Their Version Of Obamacare Repeal
Senate Republicans have started writing their Obamacare repeal bill — even though few decisions have been made about how to resolve the biggest policy disagreements. Senate Budget Chairman Mike Enzi, whose committee oversees the budget process that the GOP is using to fast-track the repeal effort through the Senate, told POLITICO he’s starting to draft the legislation. (Haberkorn, 5/25)
Senate Staff To Draft Health Bill During Recess
"Over the break, initial legislation will be drafted and then we’ll have more time, actually have a basis to discuss" specific policies, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Thursday after leaving a meeting of the Senate Republicans’ healthcare working group. "We’ve had the discussions. It's time to draft a bill, and we’ll move forward on that when we get back." (Weixel, 5/25)
Senate To Start Drafting Health Care Bill Despite Policy Debates
Johnson said he didn’t expect the draft legislation to be made public because it was still too early in the process. Democrats have slammed Republicans for writing their bill behind closed doors and for not moving through the typical committee process in the Senate. (McIntire, 5/25)