Trump: ‘I Cannot Imagine Congress Would Dare To Leave Washington’ Without A Health Bill
President Donald Trump pressured lawmakers on Monday to make progress on their proposed legislation before the looming August recess. Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence backs the idea that Congress should pass a repeal bill first if lawmakers can't reach an agreement on their plan.
Trump Presses Congressional Republicans To Pass Healthcare Plan
President Donald Trump on Monday prodded the Republican-led U.S. Congress to pass major healthcare legislation but huge obstacles remained in the Senate as key lawmakers in his party voiced pessimism about the chances of rolling back the Obamacare law. (7/10)
Pence Endorses Repeal And Delay Strategy On ObamaCare
Vice President Mike Pence on Monday said congressional Republicans should pass a “repeal only” bill if they can’t come to a consensus on legislation to replace ObamaCare. “If they can’t pass this carefully crafted repeal and replace bill — do those two things simultaneously — we ought to just repeal only,” Pence said in an interview with Rush Limbaugh. (Weixel, 7/10)