The AP reports, via the Daily Star this morning, that Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation.
Scriber’s usually unreliable sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the irritating nature of their information, add that some Senators see no way for a Senate bill to pass unless Rep. Martha McSally (R, AZ CD2) helps the Senate get a bill passed just as she is reported to have urged her House colleagues to “get this fucking thing done.”
Here’s some of the story.
WASHINGTON — Senate GOP leaders plan to vote as soon as this month on major health care legislation even though they remain uncertain, for now, whether their still-unwritten bill will pass, lawmakers said Monday.
The House narrowly passed its own version of legislation to repeal and replace former President Obama’s health care law last month. Senate Republicans have rejected the House bill but have struggled to come to agreement on a version of their own.
But now, with pressing budget deadlines looming and President Trump eager to focus on tax legislation, Senate GOP leaders have decided it’s time to vote and move on.
“We’ve been talking about this for seven years, so now is the time to start coming up with some tangible alternatives and building consensus,” GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said Monday.
The thing is, the Senate does not have a bill to vote on. But no matter. Perhaps they can appeal to McSally for help.