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Trump Alludes to Senate Reconciliation Process for Tax Legislation

Trump Alludes to Senate Reconciliation Process for Tax Legislation

The Senate, however, has invoked the so-called "nuclear option" in the past to get certain nominations - most recently of note Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch - through the Senate by a simple majority vote, but there is now no method for doing so with legislation.

The House failed to pass a budget in March, and the Senate-passed plan has made many changes to the House's GOP-led proposal.

The House is considering a bill to use Keno as a funding source.

Whether it was full-day kindergarten, making Medicaid expansion permanent or setting aside more money to battle the opioid epidemic, the GOP majority stuck together and rejected more than 20 attempted amendments to the budget and its companion trailer bill, which makes all necessary changes in state law.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faces a challenge in resolving the clashing demands of GOP senators on a health care replacement bill.

Trump has criticized the filibuster before.

The Senate health care bill, which senators will begin drafting during this week's recess, will not totally repeal Obamacare, according to two Iowa Senators. That budget process is likely to be a challenging fight among defense hawks, spending cutters and tax-cut advocates.




"I wish that we could repeal it fully and figure out a different way forward", Ernst told the gathering.

Grassley stressed that the Senate is not working off the House bill, which he said "doesn't do anything for the 70,000 Iowans that probably in a month won't be able to go to the exchange and buy any insurance". The Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, conducted May 16-22, also found that 55 percent of adults have an unfavorable view of the House plan, while 31 percent have a positive one.

Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, a lead negotiator for Democrats on the Legislature's budget-writing Appropriations Committee, called Thibodeau's offer "disingenuous" at best.

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.

One top worry surfaced in the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office report issued last week.

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.

The Senate's filibuster rule means that Republicans - who control the Senate with 52 seats - can't repeal the entire law.


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