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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include senators who were just re-elected and a couple facing tough re-election fights

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White House tells ‘Obamacare victims’ that ‘help is on the way’ amid Senate push

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White House tells ‘Obamacare victims’ that ‘help is on the way’ amid Senate push

- The event came amid questions about just how much the White House supports the Senate health care bill, which was largely authored by the office of GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Experts say the bill would cut Medicaid and raise deductibles, which would violate Trump’s campaign promises. This has led more moderate Republicans to hedge on whether they will back the legislation

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Opposition mounts over Republican healthcare bill

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Opposition mounts over Republican healthcare bill

- Opposition within the Republican party is growing against its own healthcare bill. According to lawmakers, the resistance is coming after the non-partisan Congressional budget office released its latest report painting a bleak picture of the impact of the bill. Senate Republicans are scrambling because three of their senators are threatening to vote "no." They can only afford two of them to vote it down in order for it to pass

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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

- WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include senators who were just re-elected and a couple facing tough re-election fights

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These Are the GOP Senators Who Will Make or Break Trump's Health Care Push

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These Are the GOP Senators Who Will Make or Break Trump's Health Care Push

- (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace " Obamacare " is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include senators who were just re-elected and a couple facing tough re-election fights

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CBO: 22 million more would be uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill

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CBO: 22 million more would be uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill

- Senate Republicans' bill to erase major parts of the Affordable Care Act would cause an estimated 22 million more Americans to be uninsured by the end of the coming decade - only about a million fewer than similar legislation recently passed by the House, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The forecast issued Monday by Congress's nonpartisan budget scorekeepers also estimates that the Senate measure, drafted in secret mainly by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and aides, would reduce federal spending by $321 billion by 2026 - compared with $119 billion for the House's version

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Senate GOP health care bill would leave 22M more people uninsured by 2026

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Senate GOP health care bill would leave 22M more people uninsured by 2026

- WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans' bill to erase major parts of the Affordable Care Act would cause an estimated 22 million more Americans to be uninsured in the coming decade - about 1 million fewer than similar legislation recently passed by the House, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The forecast issued Monday by Congress' nonpartisan budget scorekeepers also estimates that the Senate measure, drafted in secret mainly by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and aides, would reduce federal spending by $321 billion by 2026 - compared with $119 billion for the House's version

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CBO: 22 million more uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill released last week

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CBO: 22 million more uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill released last week

- The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, in a blow to GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week. Related Content The CBO coverage estimates pose yet another problem for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky

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White House sends Wray nomination for FBI head to Senate

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White House sends Wray nomination for FBI head to Senate

- rump tweeted earlier this month that he planned to nominate Wray Wray represented Gov. Chris Christie during the "Bridgegate" investigation Nearly three weeks after President Donald Trump broke the news of his pick for a new FBI director on Twitter, the White House announced Monday that it has sent Christopher Wray's nomination to the Senate for confirmation. rump tweeted earlier this month that he planned to nominate Wray, a white-collar defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor, and the White House put out a formal statement hours later, calling him an "impeccably qualified individual

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The CBO just made it much, much harder for Senate Republicans to pass health care

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The CBO just made it much, much harder for Senate Republicans to pass health care

- The Senate health care plan would cover more than 22 million fewer people by 2026 Moderate Republicans have already expressed real concern over the number of people the AHCA will leave uninsured The Congressional Budget Office delivered some very bad news to Senate Republicans Monday afternoon: The health care plan they are trying to pass this week would cover 15 million fewer people than Obamacare next year and more than 22 million fewer people by 2026

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Hugh Hewitt: Replacing Obamacare is a make-or-break moment for Republicans

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Hugh Hewitt: Replacing Obamacare is a make-or-break moment for Republicans

- Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., threw himself off a political cliff last week when he declared full-throated opposition to the Senate version of the Obamacare repeal bill, and it remains to be seen if Heller is hanging by a limb out of sight and can climb back to electoral sanity or has hit rock bottom in his public career. Individual Senate Republicans face different political realities, but the caucus must somehow get the votes necessary to return the revised Obamacare "repeal and replace" bill to the House

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The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

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The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

- WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT): Threats of opposition from three Republican senators are casting doubt on whether GOP leaders have enough support to move ahead on the Senate health care bill. The Senate has to hold a procedural vote to move forward, most likely on Wednesday. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine tweeted after the Congressional Budget Office analysis on Monday that the Senate bill won't fix the flaws in the current bill

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Senate health care bill in jeopardy after devastating CBO report

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Senate health care bill in jeopardy after devastating CBO report

- Washington (CNN)The Senate Republican health care bill teetered on the edge of collapse Monday evening after the Congressional Budget Office released a devastating report on its impact and multiple Republicans announced they would not vote to advance the legislation. The mood was tense and chaotic on Capitol Hill moments after the non-partisan agency predicted that the Republican proposal would result in 22 million more people becoming uninsured by 2026 years than under Obamacare

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Sen. Rand Paul: 'Senate leadership is not negotiating with our office'

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Sen. Rand Paul: 'Senate leadership is not negotiating with our office'

- Rand Paul said, "So far the Senate leadership is not negotiating with our office" Sens. Paul, Cruz, Johnson, Lee and Heller oppose the Senate's current bill "So far the Senate leadership is not negotiating with our office," Paul said in an interview on CNN's "Newsroom." "I'm trying to negotiate with the President, but really the President is going to have to tell leadership it's going to have to negotiate with some of us who don't see this bill as being good for the country

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The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

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The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT): Threats of opposition from three Republican senators are casting doubt on whether GOP leaders have enough support to move ahead on the Senate health care bill. The Senate has to hold a procedural vote to move forward, most likely on Wednesday. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine tweeted after the Congressional Budget Office analysis on Monday that the Senate bill won't fix the flaws in the current bill

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Senate unlikely to take up Republican campus speech bill before fall

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Senate unlikely to take up Republican campus speech bill before fall

- A Republican bill toughening penalties for disruptive campus protests that passed the state Assembly last week likely won't come up in the Senate until this fall. The legislation, which would require University of Wisconsin System institutions to suspend and expel students who are repeatedly found to have impeded someone else's ability to speak, has been put on the back burner as lawmakers try to reach an agreement on the state budget, officials said

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The Latest: White House questions report on Senate bill

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The Latest: White House questions report on Senate bill

- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT): The White House says the Congressional Budget Office's projection that 22 million more people will be uninsured in 2026 "must not be trusted blindly." The White House is again trying to undermine the analysis of the CBO, questioning the office's predictions that millions of more Americans would be uninsured under a Senate health care proposal compared with President Barack Obama's health care law

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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push
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Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections
Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hoping to staunch his party's rebellion, a day after the Congressional Budget Office released its report   Read More ...
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Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections - | WBTV Charlotte
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Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections
Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hoping to staunch his party's rebellion, a day after the Congressional Budget Office released its report   Read More ...
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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push
These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing --or not yet supporting -- legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include senators who were just re-elected and a couple facing tough re-election fights   Read More ...
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Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill
Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebellious Republican senators are forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to scramble to rescue the party’s health care bill before debate even begins. The dissension is swelling after Congress’ nonpartisan budget referee said the high-profile measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama’s law, which the GOP wants to scrap. McConnell, R-Ky., was hoping Tuesday to staunch his party’s rebellion, a day after the Congressional Budget Office released its report   Read More ...
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Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill - | WBTV Charlotte
Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill - | WBTV Charlotte By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Rebellious Republican senators are forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to scramble to rescue the party's health care bill before debate even begins. The dissension is swelling after Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the high profile measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law, which the GOP wants to scrap   Read More ...
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GOP health care bill in peril with at least 5 Republican senators in opposition
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 04:32AM At least five Republican senators all say they will oppose a key procedural vote expected this week on health care plan that will repeal and replace -- a move that would effectively block the GOP health care bill from reaching the floor. Sens. of Maine, of Kentucky, of Nevada, of Utah and of Wisconsin have signaled they will vote no, or plan to vote no, if there are no changes made to the legislation ahead of the vote, expected Tuesday or Wednesday   Read More ...
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Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill
Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebellious Republican senators are forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to scramble to rescue the party's health care bill before debate even begins. The dissension is swelling after Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the high profile measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law, which the GOP wants to scrap. McConnell, R-Ky   Read More ...
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The Note: Will the real Donald Trump please stand up on health care
The Note: Will the real Donald Trump please stand up on health care Do senators even want "the closer" in this game? It's not just the distractions – "witch hunt" talk and Syria threats that are rolling out with equal apparent presidential focus – but the lack of any discernible White House ideology that has, or should have, Republican senators concerned. President Trump has been for just about every iteration of the health care bill   Read More ...
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These senators will make, break GOP’s health care push
These senators will make, break GOP’s health care push Washington — President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include senators who were just re-elected and a couple facing tough re-election fights   Read More ...
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Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill
Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill Related Coverage WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebellious Republican senators are forcing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to scramble to rescue the party’s health care bill before debate even begins. The dissension is swelling after Congress’ nonpartisan budget referee said the high profile measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama’s law, which the GOP wants to scrap   Read More ...
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U.S. Republican leaders work to buoy Senate healthcare bill
U.S. Republican leaders work to buoy Senate healthcare bill WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders are in a frenzied push to shore up support for a healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate after a non-partisan congressional office said on Monday it would cause 22 million Americans to lose insurance over the next decade. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to travel to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to join Senate Republicans for a policy lunch before hosting a key conservative senator for dinner   Read More ...
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U.S. Republican leaders work to buoy Senate healthcare bill
Republican leaders are in a frenzied push to shore up support for a healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate after a non-partisan congressional office said on Monday it would cause 22 million Americans to lose insurance over the next decade. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to travel to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to join Senate Republicans for a policy lunch before hosting a key conservative senator for dinner   Read More ...
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US Republican leaders work to buoy Senate healthcare bill
US Republican leaders work to buoy Senate healthcare bill WASHINGTON: Republican leaders are in a frenzied push to shore up support for a healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate after a non-partisan congressional office said on Monday it would cause 22 million Americans to lose insurance over the next decade. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to travel to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to join Senate Republicans for a policy lunch before hosting a key conservative senator for dinner   Read More ...
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