President Trump to US Senate, "Let's Get Healthcare and Tax Reform Passed"

President Trump to US Senate,

President Trump to US Senate, "Let's Get Healthcare and Tax Reform Passed"

The president tweeted, "The U.S. Senate should switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy".

They should approve tax cuts and healthcare approved, easily and quickly. "Dems would do it, no doubt!" Mr Trump wrote on Twitter.

"We have $4.3 million sitting" in that substance abuse fund that's unspent, shot back Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro.

They were following in the footsteps of then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who triggered what's called the "nuclear option" in 2013, reworking the Senate rules so that 60 votes wouldn't be needed for the majority President Obama's nominees.

"It's not going to be torn up by the roots in one piece of legislation", Republican Sen. Reconciliation is a limited exception from the filibuster rules that was created as part of past budget laws.

"There is an overwhelming majority on a bipartisan basis not interested in changing the way the Senate operates on the legislative calendar", the Kentucky Republican said.

The Senate voted 14-9 along party lines to pass both its spending plan and a companion bill making policy changes to support the appropriations.

A group of more than a dozen Republican Senators was expected to intensify private talks over the holiday weekend about possible bill provisions. President Trump has a great idea about how to speed up that process: ending the filibuster once and for all.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., canceled a March vote after opposition from party conservatives and moderates would have sealed its defeat, and the two wings of the GOP spent weeks blaming each other for the bill's demise.

Ernst stopped short of saying whether any legislation passed in the Senate would be accepted by the House.

"I wish that we could repeal it fully and figure out a different way forward".

The GOP plan now rests on a repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, and much of the spending associated with it, and a new set of provisions offering financial assistance and incentives for people to obtain health coverage.

Republicans have invested months of effort in using the reconciliation maneuver, which brings particular complications because it is tied to the budget process and limits the scope of what can be considered. But raising the debt ceiling is one of the most hard tasks for the party in power, and amendments are often needed to placate conservatives reluctant to support more borrowing by the government.

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