House GOP Votes To Repeal Obamacare For 40th Time
That effort could get in the way of lawmakers’ ability to meet an October 1 deadline to pass a funding measure for thefederal government. Without such a measure, many government agencies would shut down. Ryan, author of a Republican budget plan that calls for steep cuts in domestic programs, is considered a possible Republican presidential candidate for 2016. Republicans have been on a quest to try to kill Obama’s 2010 healthcare law, which is due to begin being implemented in October. They argue that it will burden businesses with higher costs and hurt job creation. Several Republicans who are potential 2016 presidential rivals to Ryan back the shutdown threat, including Texas SenatorTed Cruz, Florida SenatorMarco Rubioand Kentucky SenatorRand Paul.
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Chuck Grassley, long after it was clear to every reporter inside the Beltway that Grassley was intentionally acting in bad faith. And perhaps you don’t recall the bipartisan health care summit that was held in March of 2009? if so, don’t feel bad about it — RNC Chairman Michael Steele couldn’t remember it either, when he yelled at the president for not having one. The Demonization Of ‘Deem And Pass’ So, here’s a fun little story about obscure parliamentary procedures. In May of 2010, as the health care reform michegas was steaming toward its endgame, it looked like the measure might fall. The Senate had passed a bill, but the House was stuck in a bit of a jam. It had no other choice but to take a vote on the Senate’s bill, because if the House bill ended up in a conference committee to be reconciled with the Senate’s, the whole resulting she-bang was assured of a filibuster, as the Democrats had, in the intervening period, lost their Senate supermajority. But the House had a problem.
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