Congress

#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

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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.

Hoyer Discusses Funding the Government and TrumpCare on MSNBC's Morning Joe

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May 3, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Discusses the Omnibus Bill and TrumpCare on MSNBC's Morning Joe

Joe, you took the words out of my mouth. I don't think it's what the Democrats or Republicans want, the process won. 

Hoyer Statement on Republican Bill to Undermine Overtime Pay

For Immediate Release:

May 2, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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VERIFIED: Republicans are Misleading the American People on #TrumpCare

TRUMPCARE WOULD ALLOW INSURERS TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AMERICANS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

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May 2, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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GOP to constituents: If you don’t like it, move.

Let us get this straight, Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC), if people with pre-existing conditions like cancer want access to coverage they need to move? Prior to the ACA, North Carolina did not require insurers to cover those with pre-existing conditions, which means you’re telling your constituents to move.