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26 May 2017

"The report makes clear that Trumpcare would be a cancer on the American health care system", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., using the nickname Democrats have tried pinning on the bill.

The Oklahoma House passed a bill Wednesday to bring in around $123 million a year by modifying the sales tax exemption on auto sales.

In a Wednesday interview with Reuters, the Republican leader began by telling his interviewers not to bother with questions about the ongoing health-care negotiations. A repeal of Obamacare was one of Trump's leading campaign promises previous year.

"I just don't know if we can get the other folks" on the right, Portman said. But that's the goal.

The CBO said federal deficits would fall by $119 billion between 2017 and 2026 under the Republican bill. In the event of a 50-50 tie, Republican Vice President Mike Pence would be called upon to cast a tie-breaking vote.

Many congressional Republicans took a sharply different tack, emphasizing some of the report's more positive findings.

The House passed a school finance bill that would ramp up school spending by $180 million next year, and $278 million the year after. "I don't find that any less egregious than the former piece of legislation".

"So, we want to tax the local people where I come from and send the money up to the state, and then continue to hurt county and local government?"

"The formula portion of this bill, after amendments, is thought out and I believe will be constitutional", Crum said.

The Senate is expected to request a special committee to work out a compromise on the legislation.

With Republicans holding a slim Senate majority, McConnell likely needs the cooperation and support of hard-line conservative Republicans such as Senator Ted Cruz who in the past have been hard to corral.

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"We have some strong views from our members already on what the House did on Medicaid", said Sen.

"There much more to the point of where we need to be", state Sen.

Republicans face a tricky balancing act.

Democrats have criticized Republicans for pushing people off coverage.

The budget office said older people with lower income would disproportionately lose coverage.

McConnell in the past has promised to undo Obamacare "root and branch". The measure would end an income tax exemption for more than 330,000 farmers and business owners touted by him as a pro-growth policy, but it would not be as aggressive as other plans in raising rates.

The Republican leader compared the effort to solving a Rubik's Cube. Both concluded that the legislation would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 24 million over a decade, a mammoth number that contributed to GOP defections that thwarted House passage until they narrowly approved revised legislation this month.

During the current legislative session, 25,774 articles have been written about the attempts to pass a bathroom bill to discriminate against transgender Texans. The CBO score raises the stakes for Republican senators now working on their own version of the legislation.

McConnell expressed optimism two parties can band together to pass legislation funding the federal government in the fiscal year starting on October 1.

Blair also said there were triggers in the Senate's bill that would squeeze the government to keep it from growing, and suggested the Senate's proposal was aimed at helping get more West Virginians back into the workforce.

Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move