Collins, McCain, Murkowski, Portman, Gardner, and Capito telling them to vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill. All Democrats oppose the measure, so "no" votes from three of the 52 GOP senators would kill the party's effort to deliver on its perennial promise to repeal "Obamacare". Republicans can lose no more than two votes to pass a repeal.
"McCain let his best friend L.G. down!" "We finally found an alternative that makes sense - take the money and power out of Washington - the same amount of money [we] would have spent on Obamacare and let states design systems", he said.
A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered new setbacks on Sunday, when two pivotal senators from the party dug in with criticisms of the bill that President Donald Trump is pushing for quick passage.
Cruz said he doesn't think fellow conservative Sen. If the Texas Republican sticks to that stand, GOP leaders will have little hope that their 11th-hour Senate push will survive. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of the measure's sponsors, said Republicans would press ahead with a vote this week. However, after McCain's "no", if Paul remains a "no" and Collins also declares definitively she won't vote for the bill, Republicans openly acknowledge that's the ballgame.
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North Korea's recent missile launches over Japan especially drew stern rebukes from Tokyo and the global community. All six of North Korea's nuclear tests thus far, dating to 2006, have been conducted in underground tunnels.
Two Republican senators - Rand Paul (R-KY) and John McCain (R-AZ) - have already announced they will vote "no" on the GOP health bill. Sen. The effort to gain Murkowski's support is also viewed as uphill, given the repeated insistence of Alaska's governor, independent Bill Walker, that any "deal" to secure her support likely wouldn't assuage his concerns and opposition to the bill.
Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday morning that it would be "very hard for me to envision a scenario" where she would vote for Republicans' latest plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the Maine Republican said she wanted to wait for a Congressional Budget Office score of the Graham-Cassidy bill before rendering a final decision. The bill's chief authors, Sens.
The Graham-Cassidy bill would repeal major pillars of former President Barack Obama's law, replacing them with block grants to states to design their own programs.
Eyes are also on Alaska Sen.
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That figure would inch up by $10 billion each quarter until it reaches $50 billion in monthly reductions a year from now. The central bank has raised that rate three times since December as the economy has gradually improved.
"I know Rand Paul and I think he may find a way to get there for the good of the Party!" He said the GOP bill left too much of that spending intact and simply gave states more control over it.
"John McCain shows the same courage in Congress that he showed when he was a naval aviator", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Trump tweeted Friday morning that "Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill, will forever (future political campaigns) be known as 'the Republican who saved ObamaCare'". States could loosen coverage requirements under the law's mandates, including prohibiting insurers from charging seriously ill people higher premiums and letting them sell policies covering fewer services. "He told me he would get me more numbers on the impact on the state of Maine and on the nation".
Backers of the bill are scrambling to whip up 50 votes before the September 30 procedure deadline, after that Republicans will need a filibuster-proof 60 votes.
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On Wednesday, he said he has made a decision on whether the USA will continue to abide by the deal, but he declined to elaborate. This is the first time that the Khoramshahr, with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles), has been displayed in public.
This time McCain issued a statement well in advance of next week's expected vote.