When HouseRepublicans narrowly approved a far-right health care overhaul in early May, Donald Trump could hardly contain his glee. One extreme example: Greg Gianforte of Montana assaulted a reporter rather than answer questions about the bill the day before being elected to the House from that state.
South Dakota's John Thune, the number-three Republican in the Senate, who attended the lunch meeting, told reporters that President Trump was open to suggestions that some federal "cost-sharing payments" to health insurers under the PPACA continue in the near term. Will the Senate bill provide the same level of premium support for those 250,000 New Jersey residents, and will they still be able to use the online marketplace to find information about various insurance plans? Senators have said that the House bill was dead on arrival and they're quietly working on their own version that the two chambers will have to reconcile later on.
It would help if details of the GOP plan for Obamacare replacement were more widely circulated so millions of Americans would know what's in their future.
According to Politico, it is unlikely that the bill will be public for long before it is brought to the floor for a vote.
Trump's White House budget officer Mick Mulvaney argued in a recent interview that it was as if the CBO "went into it and said, 'Okay, we need this score to look bad". Trump has said he might consider withholding them but insurers say that would wreak havoc in the markets.
Politico, citing sources familiar with Trump's meeting with senators, reported the president believes the House version of the bill is hard to defend, and said he'd like to see more robust tax credits for people who buy health insurance as individuals.
United States retail sales, consumer prices dip
Sales at building material stores were unchanged, while receipts at clothing stores rose 0.3 per cent. Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence advanced 0.2 per cent after a similar increase in April.
"Senate Republicans' attempts to pass Trumpcare in the dark of night, without any transparency is one of the most egregious examples of legislative malpractice in decades". The apparent goal is to get the legislation scored - a Senate requirement - and hold a vote before the bill or its effects are widely digested by the public.
When my mother needed nursing home care, I learned about this fact in a hurry, as I had to have her qualify for Medicaid before she could even be admitted.
The sources say the president did not specify what aspects of the bill he was characterizing.
Perhaps the time has come for the president's critics to be a little more generous and a little less mean in the way they deal with him.
"Americans won't forget that @HouseGOP passed a "mean" bill to rip healthcare from millions then celebrated @ the WH", Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) tweeted. But not every Republican on that committee was aware that any rules for interviews had been changed, nor was the ranking Democrat. Time magazine led the pack this week with a list of five different points the president said he found praiseworthy in the House bill at that time. Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sen.
The actions, however, are far from a full rollback of the policies Obama champion in the latter half of his administration. But on Friday, Trump, citing human rights violations, will sign an executive order in Miami on the new policy.
The British Labour Party , led by Jeremy Corbyn , is set to gain seats following the British election, according to exit polls . Nuttall quit as UKIP leader later Friday, after the party failed to win any seats.
The Aberdeen manager is the bookies favourite to take up the Stadium of Light post for the up-coming Championship campaign. The 45-year-old is now in charge of Aberdeen , who are seeking £1million of compensation from the Black Cats .
There are about 8,400 US troops in Afghanistan now in addition to several thousand troops from allied countries. Nevertheless, there are at least another 2,000 US troops in Afghanistan not included in the official count.
For the second time in World Cup qualifying, Aleksandar Mitrovic denied Wales a win over Serbia thanks to a late equaliser. Mitrovic could and should have done better with a free header from eight yards that failed to trouble Wayne Hennessey .
This weekend's tallies are as much a victory for " Wonder Woman " as they are a defeat for the critically derided " Mummy ". But critics slammed the film , directed by Alex Kurtzman; it has a dismal 17 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes .
A member of Trump's legal team said on Wednesday that reports of the expanding investigation were "outrageous". The committee leaders said in a statement that they "look forward to future engagements" with Mr Mueller .
I am really delighted to appoint Simon Coveney as Deputy Leader of Fine Gael and as a member of the Party's Executive Council. As Mr Kenny said his final goodbyes, it was business as usual for the Fine Gael party and its new leader, Leo Varadkar .
A day after The Washington Post reported that, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Media reports last week said Mr Sessions had offered to resign because of tensions with the president.
Other games against Premier League new-boys Newcastle and Brighton come in August and October respectively. Antonio Conte's men will play Spurs at Wembley as part of a testing start to their defence of the title.
As a result, Williams injured his right ankle, knee and foot, for which he was later treated at an Alexandria hospital. Williams said he was not shot but that a member of his staff was and is receiving medical attention. "He held me.
She reportedly abandoned plans for a major reshuffle of her cabinet to keep her senior Tory party colleagues on her side. But it will be the people of the north who will have to pay the price for the DUP's support for Brexit and for cuts.
Kent State freshman dies after football practice
There is still no confirmation to the cause of his death, but Kent State released a brief statement at 9:57 p.m. on Tuesday night. Heintz was a member of two Kenton (Ohio) High state semifinalist teams. "Shocked and bewildered is all we can say".
Facebook Reveals Detailed Plan to Counter Terrorism
According to the post, Facebook is also working harder to eliminate fake accounts used to circumvent the site's policies. Facebook says it's using artificial intelligence to help it combat terrorists' use of its platform.
New Spider-Man Game Is A PS4 Exclusive Due Next Year
It doesn't seem to be a problem for Nintendo, perhaps the most mindful video game company of the protection of children . Well , if you missed out on the event, here are the most important launches from the event which will keep you on loop.
Fox News is officially no longer 'fair and balanced'
Fox News Channel has formally dropped the slogan that came to represent it for better or worse since the network launched in 1996. Instead, Fox management has instructed executives and employees to use the network's other tagline "Most Watched".
Local Marsh stores sold to Kroger subsidiary
Marsh is selling off the stores after closing 19 locations in May and filing to reorganize under the protection of bankruptcy. A subsidiary of Kroger, Topvalco Inc.is the apparent successful bidder to purchase 11 stores at a cost of $16 million.
Carbon monoxide leak in lower Manhattan sickens people
New York City's fire department says about three dozen people received medical treatment after a basement fire in Lower Manhattan. It has been confirmed that the fire was caused by a broken flue pipe that leaked exhaust fumes into the basement of a restaurant.