Shell Game

The Senate Majority—led by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)—is continuing its health care shell game. But while Senators try to hide their bill from the public millions of lives are on the line Yesterday afternoon, the Senate voted down a measure that would repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan. That leaves them with...

Calling Repeal Repeal

Yesterday, in a shameless power grab, the Senate approved a motion to proceed, which opened up hours of debate on multiple versions of the Senate’s health care bills—many of which remain a mystery not only to the public but to Senate majority members themselves. To be clear, that means the Senate voted to move forward...

“We have no idea what the final product will be”

That is what one Senate aide had to say about the Senate’s Trumpcare vote, which is expected to take place this afternoon. This is not normal. After more than eight years of promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something better, Congressional Republicans stand poised to take a vote on a...

“I did not collude”

That’s the main argument of the 11-page statement Jared Kushner sent to congressional committees this morning ahead of his closed-door testimony today about his contact with Russian officials. In his written statement, Kushner denies collusion, insists he had “no improper contacts,” and says he has not relied on Russian money to finance his business activities....

The Bill That Won’t Die

After countless days of back and forth and mixed messages from both Trump and Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Trumpcare still isn’t dead. Last night, a group of Senate Republican holdouts met in yet another attempt to reach a compromise on their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Here’s where the deal stands. The bottom...

“Let Obamacare Fail”

After finding out the hard way how complicated health care actually is, Trump said letting Obamacare fail will be “much easier.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan is floundering. After the Senate’s version of Trumpcare fell apart on Monday night, McConnell came up with...

The Fight Isn’t Over

Last night, two more Senate Republicans—Sens. Moran (R-KS) and Lee (R-UT) publicly said they would not vote for the Senate’s version of Trumpcare. That meant the bill, in its current form, was officially dead. But the fight is far from over. Majority leaders in Congress have an even worse plan amounts to a “burn it...

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Delay. Delay, again. Over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the senate’s vote on Trumpcare (again). The vote, which was scheduled for this week, now will not happen until Sen. John McCain returns from recovery after surgery. This delay underscores yet again how little support Senate majority has for their health care bill....

Second Bill, Same As The First

Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled an updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act—a.k.a. Trumpcare. McConnell and his fellow majority leaders are stuck between a moderate and an extreme place, so this version of the bill is supposed to include tweaks to win over enough votes to pass the bill by August 14th,...

Short, Sad Congressional Summer

While the world has been watching the blockbuster story of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer unfold, the Senate has been working behind closed doors to salvage their mess of a health care bill. And it seems like they are far from consensus. Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the start of...