They are being extremely secretive about the details of health care legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
"I can promise you this president is fighting every single day to rescue the American people from this policy, to repeal and replace Obamacare, and give the American people access to the world-class healthcare that every American deserves", Pence said.
One Republican Senator, Bob Corker, said at the time the bill had "zero" chance in the Senate.
According to Politico, it is unlikely that the bill will be public for long before it is brought to the floor for a vote.
And when we say "in private", that's underselling the point.
If such legislation were to pass that funds Planned Parenthood, that would dash the hopes of many social conservatives who were confident the since the GOP had secured the White House, Senate and House in the last election that they would be able to use the budget reconciliation process to defund Planned Parenthood as part of the effort to repeal Obamacare.
Aside from dodging responsibility for the disruptions in people's lives, Republicans also are trying to dodge this reality: Their actions and inaction sabotaged the insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act. The other source said Trump used a vulgar phrase to describe the House bill and told the senators, "We need to be more generous". At the time Trump said he was "so confident" the bill would get through the Senate.
Mr. Trump lauded the House's health care bill when it passed last month, hosting a celebratory event in the White House Rose Garden with GOP members of Congress. Disagreements between conservatives and moderates have slowed progress on the bill. According to the the Kansas City Star, McCaskill also railed against Republicans' strategic barring of Democratic collaboration in crafting a replacement.
In an embarrassing retreat, Ryan had to abruptly cancel a March vote on the House measure after a revolt against it by Republican conservatives and moderates that would have ensured its defeat.
"I think [Lee is a no]".
(Another 17 percent of Oklahomans say they have no opinion.) Across all the states that voted for President Trump a year ago, we estimate that support for the A.H.C.A.is rarely over 35 percent.
The Senate is expected to rewrite much of the bill, increasing tax credits for low-income Americans.
Cruz told the Post, however, he is not "not remotely" compelled to vote for just any GOP healthcare bill to protect his image. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and more conservative members, Portman said, "No, but that wasn't the objective of it".
That House bill was widely criticized for letting states seek waivers from insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Assuming he did not mean these words as complimentary, they were definitely embarrassing, given his stout support for and intensive lobbying on behalf of the self-same "mean son-of-a-bitch" bill in the House.