Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to fix mess in Senate

Trump calls for 'good shutdown' to fix mess in Senate

And he tried to explain that the spending bill had to be a compromise due to the threat of a filibuster from Democrats in the Senate.

Even so, Thursday's margin could be razor-thin, much like when "Obamacare" itself cleared the House in 2010 on a party-line vote of 219-212.

"This is a awful bill made worse by this hoax on pre-existing conditions", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters.

"On a bipartisan basis, we rejected President Trump's ill-considered proposal to slash domestic programs by $15 billion, including deep cuts for NIH and low-income energy assistance".

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who finds himself in the same pinch as his predecessor, John Boehner, R-Ohio, touted the spending plan in an interview Wednesday with conservative radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt,. The AMA issued a statement saying the changes sought by Upton and Long "tinker at the edges without remedying the fundamental failing of the bill - that millions of Americans will lose their health insurance as a direct result". "Instead, this bill includes a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health", said a top Democratic negotiator, Sen.

It also came at the start of a week in which the House of Representatives is considering a possible vote on a health care overhaul that would repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

The latest iteration of the GOP bill would let states escape a requirement under Obama's law that insurers charge healthy and seriously ill customers the same rates.

The Senate has passed the $1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government running until September, with a vote of 79-18.

Tuesday afternoon from the White House podium, Mr. Mulvaney defended the spending deal a third time, appearing with pictures of planned border-security changes he said would be funded by the deal and emphasizing to conservative critics of the deal that a Republican-only bill could not pass the Senate.

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The omnibus appropriations bill allocates $1.5 billion for border security but does not include funding for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

Democrats' gleeful declarations that they outsmarted Republicans in a battle over a spending bill that avoided a government shutdown drew the ire of the president.

The money from the war fund would not be automatically renewed if Congress decides to simply extend spending levels in upcoming budget fights. Terrible!" He also tweeted at the time that he had promised to "rebuild our military and secure our border.

The $1 trillion agreement to fund the government through the end of this fiscal year on September 30 is essentially a modest trade: Republicans got a boost in defense spending and a few policy riders, while Democrats got money for some domestic priorities.

Two pivotal Republican lawmakers who had opposed GOP health care legislation are now prepared to support it after meeting with President Donald Trump.

This frustrated some fellow Republicans in Congress, who chafed at the suggestion that the White House could dictate Senate rules, or send a message that a shutdown, which costs the economy millions, was wanted.

They said they will back the bill with inclusion of a new amendment Upton authored adding more money to protect people with pre-existing conditions.

A respected authority on health care, Upton said the proposal would provide $8 billion over five years to help some people with pre-existing medical conditions pay costly insurance premiums. Their defections dealt a major blow as House GOP leaders hunt for votes to salvage their top legislative priority. Trump had called a dozen lawmakers in the past day, White House officials said.

The bill passed 309-188 with four members not voting.

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