Published: Thu, May 11, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

White House seeks quick vote on healthcare overhaul but hurdles remain


After Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress jettisoned his promise to build a border wall and cut environmental spending, the embattled president lashed out, saying maybe the government should not be funded at all. "I think it's been more bottom-up-driven from a member's standpoint", said Republican Representative Mark Sanford of SC.

Mulvaney cited a $15 billion infusion of defense spending — about half of what Trump asked for in March — as a huge win.

Two senior administration officials said Tuesday that the White House had planned to unveil its plans to replace some existing fencing with steel walls on portions of the border with the new funding during the signing ceremony for the bill.

"They change it one iota, I'm out", Representative Dave Brat of Virginia, a Freedom Caucus member, told reporters.

Trump's embrace of a potential government shutdown came days after he accused Senate Democrats of seeking such an outcome and obstructing majority Republicans during recent budget negotiations.

The administration had ended years of painful cuts to the military and achieved a $21 billion increase in defense spending, he said.

That's despite the fact Democrats touted the agreement as a win and claimed it blocked new funding for border wall construction.

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Hughes gave up one run and six hits in 62/3 innings while striking out four in his deepest outing of the season for the Twins. It also had an exit velocity of 119.4 miles per hour , which is downright A-Rodian. "Go ahead.


More broadly, Mulvaney indicated his satisfaction with the $1.5 billion increase in funding for border security.

The spending bill is set for a House vote on Wednesday, when it's likely to win widespread bipartisan support, though a host of GOP conservatives will oppose the measure, calling it a missed opportunity.

Trump had complained earlier Tuesday about having to work with Democrats, tweeting that, "Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!"

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said "bipartisanship is best summed up by the Rolling Stones, 'you can't always get what you want'".

Moderate Michigan Rep. Fred Upton is a 16-term House veteran who until this year chaired the chamber's Energy and Commerce Committee.

The measure would allow states to opt out of a mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act that requires insurers to charge the same rates for patients with pre-existing conditions as for healthy people.

"Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida said Tuesday that leadership told the GOP caucus: "'We're nearly there.'" Webster said "that means they're not there.

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Arsenal, in particular, could be in dire need to sign at least one attacking player when the transfer window opens in June. However, for a player of Mahrez's calibre who has plenty of years left at his peak, the value does not seem that high.


Ryan however said that the President had been "nothing but helpful" on health care. "We don't have the votes but we're nearly there".

There remain about 17 undecided Republican lawmakers, including several on the GOP House whip team, reflecting the manner in which the bill put party moderates at odds with conservatives.

Trump seemed to argue that the legislation needed 60 votes to pass the Senate - that's true - which meant compromising with Democratic lawmakers, who took full advantage of the opportunity.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%.

President Donald Trump says the nation "needs a good "shutdown" in September" to fix a "mess" in the Senate.

On April 7, Republicans eliminated the 60-vote rule for approval of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court with only a simple majority.

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Merkel said: "I don't see us in the front row, and I don't have any concrete plans" as far as increasing that number is concerned. Additional troops called for in a proposal drafted by Trump's chief advisers.


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