US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'
04 May, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Ruben Patrick
Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., an influential centrist who'd initially announced opposition to his party's health care bill, said he's crafting an amendment with the backing of party leaders that could gain crucial support for the languishing measure. Late in the day, the White House said he would sign the bill.
His defection brought to 21 the number of Republican "no" votes.
Most Republicans in the conservative House Freedom Caucus faction have gotten on board with the new bill, which Democrats are vowing to oppose.
Instead, funding for the National Institute of Health is increased by $2 billion, despite Trump's budget plan calling for cuts to the program, and the bill will also deliver money for clean energy and science funding.
Garrett reports that Mr. Trump is set to meet with two influential House Republicans in an effort to turn their no votes into support. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says there'll be no vote in his chamber until leaders find enough support to win.
Several Republicans, including Representative Brian Mast of Florida, say they're still undecided.
After Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress jettisoned his promise to build a border wall and cut environmental spending, the embattled resident lashed out, saying maybe the government should not be funded at all.
They come as the House considers a $1 trillion budget deal struck between Republicans and Democrats to avert a shutdown this weekend.
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy called Trump's threat "a sour and shameful note to kick off negotiations" for next year's spending plan, pointing to billions of dollars of losses triggered by the shutdown four years ago. Leaving Washington whipsawed, Trump hours later praised the spending bill as a major accomplishment.
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Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, asked about the tweet, said: "I do wish somebody would take his iPhone away from him".
"I don't think they're going to put it up and lose and I don't think they've got the votes to win", said Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
President Donald Trump is touting the budget deal forged to fund the government through September, declaring: "This is what winning looks like".
"I told the leadership I can not support the bill with this provision in it", he said about changes made to requirements about covering people with pre-existing conditions. "Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!" the president tweeted Tuesday. But on Twitter this morning, President Trump looked ahead to the next funding fight and called for a government shutdown in September to fix the system.
"This includes swiftly replacing ineffective and failing fences and walls with an unbreakable barrier", the president said during a Rose Garden ceremony.
The certain outcome for the spending bill stood in contrast to the suspense shrouding the health care legislation, as the window for action closes for now. "It's a question of protecting those with pre-existing illnesses". Currently, they must charge sick and health customers the same premiums.
"As of now, they still don't have the votes", said Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) as he was leaving a meeting of GOP members Tuesday.
While this special procedure makes it easier for Republicans to pass their bill, the Senate's budget "reconciliation" process must follow a series of specific rules that exclude any provision in the bill that doesn't directly affect the federal budget. "We don't have the votes but we're nearly there". Even if the GOP secures a win in the House, the Senate is expected to change the bill. Multiple GOP members said there is no indication on vote timing on health care.
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The fighters believe this to be the case due to the fact that it has a common enemy with ISIS, the YPG (People's Protection Unit). The strike in Syria reportedly hit the area, where YPG headquarters are located, killing almost 30 YPG fighters and officials.
The president insisted that he had his own opinions and that Dickerson could draw his own conclusions about what Trump meant. Since Trump tweeted that claim in early March, Obama's camp thoroughly disputed the accusation .
Trump also wants to impose a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports and use the proceeds to build the wall on the border with Mexico. At the 100-day mark, polls show that Trump's supporters during the campaign remain largely in his corner.
Comey was asked if he was looking into whether FBI agents may have leaked information about the Clinton investigation. Mrs Clinton said she has been going through the "painful" process of reliving the 2016 contest while writing a book.
But the coach will have to overcome the injuries if the back line is to contain the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. Left-back Marcelo, who has a flair for finding the back of the net, netted a late victor to seal the points for Los Blancos .
The popular vote has been a source of contention with Trump, who argues that he essentially won the popular vote over Hillary. Clinton said during her keynote address at the annual conference hosted by the Professional BusinessWomen of California.
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Both countries confirmed the presidents were aiming to organise their first official face-to-face meeting for July, 2017. The Kremlin said Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had emphasised coordinating their actions to fight worldwide terrorism.
The UT Tower, which looms nearby, was the site of the 1966 shooting where student Charles Whitman killed 14 and injured 31. There were also many students upset and frustrated by how long it took for campus police to issue an emergency alert.
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