Congress

TrumpCare Fact Check: Spicer Edition

Today’s press briefing by the White House Press Secretary had quite a few alternative facts about #TrumpCare. Here’s a look at Spicer’s comments and how they fail to match reality:

Claim: Spicer said it was "literally impossible" to predict the effects of the legislation.

Hoyer Floor Remarks on Government Funding Bill

Thank you very much. I am pleased to rise in support of this legislation.

Hoyer: This is How The Congress Ought to Work

For Immediate Release:

May 3, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Spicer Is Right: #TrumpCare Is Unbelievable

Sean Spicer is right about one thing: #TrumpCare is an unbelievable bill.

It’s unbelievable that Republicans would vote to take away health coverage from 24 million Americans and force others to pay more for less.

It’s unbelievable that Republicans want to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.

It’s unbelievable that Republicans are willing to impose an age tax on older Americans.

And it’s unbelievable that Republicans would vote on this bill without even knowing what it’ll cost.

And by nobody, he means the Freedom Caucus…



Really, Speaker Ryan? “Nobody has a problem” with the Upton amendment?

#TrumpCare Whip Count: Still Not Out of the Woods

We haven’t seen text of the Upton amendment yet, but here’s a quick look at what some Republicans have to say about it so far:  

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL): “I just reiterated to @HouseGOP leaders that #AHCA in its current form fails to sufficiently protect Americans with pre-existing conditions.”

Hoyer Statement on Puerto Rico's Declaration of Bankruptcy

For Immediate Release:

May 3, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Upton Doesn't Know What His Amendment Actually Does

This is something Republicans on the fence need to see: Rep. Upton admits he doesn't know if his OWN amendment will fix #TrumpCare's problems with pre-existing conditions (hint: it won't). 

https://twitter.com/dylanlscott/status/859860123740762120

Morning Roundup: “GOP Scrambles” Edition

So far it appears that the third time is NOT the charm for House Republicans trying to bring TrumpCare to the Floor for a vote. Here’s a look at how things are going:

How is the GOP’s whip count going?

All of the time that Vice President Pence has been spending on the House side doesn’t seem to be yielding the results that GOP leaders are looking for on TrumpCare.