Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced the delay Tuesday after it became clear the votes weren't there to advance the legislation past key procedural hurdles.
Only 17% of Americans in a recent survey said they approve of the Senate health care bill. According to Time, he told the senators, "This will be great if we get it done". Trump is now pushing senators to vote for the health care bill that the House mostly wrote, with no Senate hearings, markups, or debate. "I appreciate that confidence and I don't know if I'll wind up on this leadership team or not, but I would like to have the opportunity".
When asked by reporters clustered on the blacktop outside the West Wing if Mr. Trump had command of the details of the negotiations, Mr. McConnell ignored the question and smiled blandly.
Trump himself seemed to downplay the urgency of the matter at a meeting on Tuesday with Republican senators, saying it would be OK if they didn't pass a bill.
He and the GOP ran on a categorical promise to obliterate Obama's Affordable Care Act, and the president is desperate for a big legislative victory.
This is the time to keep focused on the most urgent question in domestic policy and politics: Will Republicans snatch health insurance from millions of Americans and slash the vital Medicaid program by almost $1 trillion, all to enable massive tax cuts for the wealthy and powerful? McConnell canceled planned votes on the bill on Tuesday in face of mounting opposition from within his own ranks.
The bill has many critics and few outspoken fans on Capitol Hill, and prospects for changing that are uncertain. "He wanted to talk to all of us together today; I think that's helpful". And we're optimistic we're going to get the result that's better than the status quo. But moderates like Heller and Susan Collins of ME criticize the bill as overly punitive in throwing people off insurance roles and limiting benefits paid by Medicaid, which has become the nation's biggest health care program, covering nursing home care for seniors as well as care for many poor Americans.
McConnell had hoped to push the measure through his chamber by this week's end, before an Independence Day recess that party leaders fear will be used by foes of the legislation to tear away support.
McConnell has scant margin for error in the closely divided Senate, and the legislation to eliminate Obamacare's mandates and unwind its Medicaid expansion has shed support practically from the moment it was unveiled last Thursday. The CBO projected that 7 million people in the individual market would lose their health insurance by 2026 if the Senate's bill goes into effect. They've mostly focused on how frightful Obamacare is, at least for the 8 percent of Americans who get their insurance on the individual marketplace.
Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, a physician, said he had a constituent visit his office this morning complaining she and her husband pay twice as much for their policies now, with $6,500 deductibles, than they did before Obamacare.
Democrats have acknowledged that Obamacare has shortcomings, but they urged Republicans to work with them to fix the program rather than terminate it.
Collins is anxious about the cap on federal spending for Medicaid.
Hatch and Lee, he said, aren't really that far apart on the bill.
A total of 21 awards were handed out to artists, entertainers and athletes at the show, which was hosted by Leslie Jones . The former First Lady wanted to personally thank Chance for his philanthropic efforts in their hometown of Chicago.
John Sutcliffe says there's plenty of lineup decisions to be made with Mexico's depleted squad as they prepare to face Germany. We take a closer look at the tournament's team of two halves. "It'll be a very nice game".
The White House said that if Mr Assad conducted another chemical weapons attack, "he and his military will pay a heavy price". The missile strikes were the first time the US purposefully targeted Assad's forces in the conflict's six-year history.
In a letter to staff, American chief executive Doug Parker described the Qatar plan as puzzling at best and concerning at worst. Most of the states involved have closed off their airspace to Qatar Airways and have stopped flights in and out of the country.
The vote will be held on Friday in Parliament, a snap referendum hastily assembled once Merkel dropped her public opposition. German officials said earlier that Ross had canceled a trip to Berlin to address the meeting in person.
Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR ) for 351,396 shares. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are forecasting a harmony target price of $2.07 on company shares.
Rick Rossow, an India expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the frictions in U.S. Modi and Trump also vowed to strengthen efforts to fight terrorism and eliminate safe havens for terrorists.
Despite having nearly 1.5 million acres of federal lands, the less populated Rio Blanco County will receive about $553,000. Nationwide, a record $464.6 million will be distributed to 1,900 local government entities.
Ukraine's Central Bank reported disruption to operations at banks and firms, including the state power distributor. Ukraine reported heavy disruption from the virus, with banks, companies and government agencies being affected.
It's only because of a special deal between Marvel and Sony that Holland's Spider-Man is even part of the MCU in the first place. He shared: "I think actors tend to be drawn toward, not necessarily villainous, but [yeah] probably villainous characters".
NSA-linked tools used in new large-scale cyber attack
The powerful ransomware code named " Eternal Blue " has impacted many central banks and large corporations in Europe. The attacks' modus operandi is similar to the recent spate of WannaCry ransomware attacks , CSA and GovTech added.
London police raise Grenfell fire toll to 80
Nine blocks have been re-clad in the last five years and the materials used are created to inhibit the spread of fire. Many local officials and companies are now scrambling to remove similar cladding to prevent a similar tragedy.
Ed Sheeran has announced 7 shows in Ireland next summer
Before the set, he had openly admitted that he felt "out of place" at the festival - and relished the chance to win over new fans. Two-time Grammy-winning singer Ed Sheeran has announced a stadium tour for 2018 in the United Kingdom and Ireland .
Microsoft resurrects EMET to improve Windows 10 security
Here is a promotional video that Microsoft published that provides explanation of the new features in less than 5 minutes. It was the third critical Windows Defender vulnerability Project Zero researchers have uncovered in the past seven weeks.
Australia score late tries to see off Italy
Sefanaia Naivalu swept in to score followed by a quickfire brace from Israel Folau, with Michele Campagnaro responding for Italy. The Wallabies players return to Super Rugby next month for the final two rounds of the regular season.