Axios/Huffington Post/Getty Images source AxiomNews article The latest version of the Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare would impose $1.8 trillion in tax hikes on businesses and individuals and $1,000 per child in Medicaid spending, according to a draft released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office.
That would include $1 billion in Medicaid cuts and $400 million in subsidies for individuals earning less than $80,000 a year.
“I’m very concerned about the fact that they’re not going to allow me to go forward with my bill,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFlake: I sometimes feel like I’m ‘without a party’ FBI’s Kavanaugh scope widens as GOP seeks votes McConnell: FBI probe should not be used to ‘selectively target’ FBI MORE (R-Ky.), referring to Republicans who opposed the legislation.
“I’m not going anywhere.”
Trump, however, appears poised to sign the legislation into law.
His administration announced Wednesday that it would extend insurance coverage for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions and extend tax credits for people who buy insurance through an exchange.
The Senate passed its version of its bill on Monday.
The House passed its bill Thursday, and the president has indicated he is considering signing the legislation on Tuesday.
McConnell said Wednesday that the bill was not likely to go to Trump for his signature.
“The White House said it wants a vote on the Senate bill,” McConnell said.
“So far, it’s not been confirmed that the president will sign it.
That’s the first hurdle.
The second hurdle is getting the president to sign it.”
The White Houses press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
McClatchy reported Wednesday that House Speaker Paul Ryan Paul Davis RyanHow the Trump tax law passed: The final stretch Key conservation fund for parks set to expire How the Trump Tax Law passed: Dealing with opioid overdoses MORE (Wis.) would not hold a hearing on the bill’s provisions before Trump’s signing, citing the urgency of the matter.
Ryan said Thursday that he has confidence that Trump would sign the bill, adding that the legislation does not “add anything to the American people’s health care.”
“We’ve got a president who has made it abundantly clear that he’s going to sign this bill and do whatever is necessary to bring it to his desk,” Ryan said.
“He has confidence in it.
He has confidence it will get through.”
McConnell told reporters Wednesday that Ryan’s office is working to ensure the president is not pressured to sign.
McCracken said the legislation is a “giant leap forward” in addressing the issues facing the American economy.
“We’re going to continue to move forward on this issue, and I think the president knows that,” he said.
McCollin said the president should be “satisfied that he can go forward.”
McCrump said the bill is not the “perfect solution” and he’s disappointed with how the bill passed in the Senate.
McCollins told reporters Tuesday that the House GOP plan does not address the problems facing the ACA and has been passed by the House without significant amendments.
McCohen said McConnell should hold a separate hearing for the House bill.
“But the House Republican plan is not perfect.
It’s not perfect,” he told reporters.
“And I hope that Mitch McConnell will hold a different hearing for it.
But I think that we need a separate bill.
I think Mitch McConnell needs to sit down and listen to people, and if he can’t hear from the American public, I think he’s not going forward with this.”
McCollins also said he expects Trump to sign a new version of his legislation.
“It’s clear from the president’s tweets that he thinks that he’ll be able to get a new bill through,” he added.
“It’s also clear from his actions in the last 24 hours that he believes that he needs a different bill, and that it’s important that he gets the House version through before he signs the Senate version.”
McCollins added that the Senate has already passed its first version of Trumpcare and he expects the president would sign that bill.