Saturday, 21 October, 2017

McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate

Sen. Lisa Murkowski R-Alaska speaks during a news conference in Juneau Alaska. For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate
Owen Mccarthy | 01 June, 2017, 01:50

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the Senate should get rid of the legislative filibuster so that it could pass healthcare and tax-cut bills.

President Donald Trump has never been in politics before.

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

But the White House stopped short of confirming whether he actually meant for senators to scrap the filibuster, which now requires a vote of 60 in the Senate for cloture (ending debate) and bringing a measure to a vote.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had rejected this same idea when Trump had proposed it earlier. "I think that's what fundamentally changes the Senate". "Obviously the use of the filibuster and the rules of the Senate are ultimately up to Sen".

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Senators say they're writing their own bill. It took an unprecedented level of Republican obstruction to get Reid to invoke a limited nuclear option on judicial nominees. The legislative filibuster remains in place for most other bills, but McConnell has resisted calls to end it wholesale-including a previous demand from Trump in May.

The filibuster rule - which was formalized in 1917 but not used until 1919 to break a filibuster on the Treaty of Versailles (!) - was to further the distinction between Senate and House.

Congress began a 10-day recess on Friday, and members returning to their home districts are likely to hear about the Congressional Budget Office's recent score of the final version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House.

With 52 Republicans now in the Senate, along with Vice President Mike Pence who can come in and make a tie-breaker vote, this would make passing controversial legislation - like health care reform - a substantially easier feat. Trump wants the legislative filibuster changed because a change is the only way that any of his legislation stands any chance of passage.

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