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McConnell to Trump: We're not repealing, replacing Obamacare

McConnell to Trump: We're not repealing, replacing Obamacare”

"The Senate gets to define the rules, and the Senate can change its rules", Montana Sen.

House Democrats brought the resolution to force lawmakers to take a stand on the Justice Department's recent move asking an appeals court to overturn Obamacare on constitutional grounds.

"The comprehensive campaign by Senate Democrats to delay Senate consideration of presidential nominations is now more than two years old", McConnell said. McConnell, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed confirmations on a backlog of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees.

In a lengthy floor speech before the first of the two votes Wednesday to overturn the ruling of the chair and set new debate time limits, Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer made his case that Republicans were largely to blame for the current predicament.

One thing Trump and many other congressional Democrats and Republicans hope to work on together in this Congress is lowering the cost of prescription drug prices.

From the archives: What's the nuclear option? The maneuver allows the majority to change the rules on a party-line vote. They have battled over judicial filibusters since the administration of President George W. Bush.

"Today, Senator Schumer will reap what he sowed", Cotton said.

The GOP plan is to indefinitely restore rules in place during the first few years of President Barack Obama's second term. She died while waiting for Senate confirmation.

"I think we should test out Republicans' willingness to support some of the most aggressive reforms proposed by the president", Murphy said at an AXIOS event in Washington on April 2. "It was the fact it was big government and big health care that crafted the details", Braun told reporters.

The new rules will allow McConnell to rapidly confirm nominees to US district courts, two steps below the Supreme Court, and to positions such as the assistant secretary of the Commerce Department - which was the post that triggered Wednesday's fight and rules change.

"It is time for this sorry chapter to end", McConnell said on the Senate floor.

The eventual nominee, Merrick Garland, never received a hearing in the a year ago of Obama's term, keeping the seat vacant.

President Donald Trump, a Republican, has pledged to deliver a better healthcare system than Obamacare if the Supreme Court tosses out his predecessor's signature domestic achievement.

All Democrats and two Republicans - Sens.

The two actions, taken together, effectively left the minority party with nearly no power to block presidential appointments, so long as the majority was unified in support.

While Trump's references on Tuesday night were not specific, he claimed corruption and fraud a year ago in Florida and Arizona elections, where close races took considerable time to resolve.

CBN News Political Analyst David Brody discusses President Trump's ideas for health care and the southern border on Tuesday's The 700 Club. Cabinet secretaries, Supreme Court nominations, and appeals court judges would be exempted from the new rules.

"I don't like the way the votes are being tallied", Trump said.

Democrats, however, were willing to vote for such a proposal only if it did not take effect until after the 2020 election, a move Republicans rejected.

"As anxious as I am on trying to do something with health care, I think Leader McConnell probably had it right: Let's get our ducks in a row this time, so that when we do come out with something, that we can have it in companion with the talk of the repeal", he said. "It might not stop", the Alabama Republican said.



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