Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill

Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. speaks during a news conference about the Paris climate agreement, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The finding is a blow to arguments from House GOP leaders who managed to get their bill over the finish line by arguing that a last-minute addition of $8 billion would bolster protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

The Democratic opposition, meanwhile, emphasized the negative consequences for people in light of the CBO analysis, focusing particularly on the loss of coverage for tens of millions of citizens.

If Senate Republicans want to pass a health-care bill without any help from Democrats, they are going to need 50 votes to move forward.

"I've looked for days for some vehicles to put this amendment on, understanding that Senate Bill 6 would not be heard in the House", she said.

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Republican senators have been waiting to see the latest estimate on the costs and effects of their House colleagues' health care bill, even though they plan to write their own version of the measure.

The budget office said older people with lower income would disproportionately lose coverage. It's been eagerly awaited but shows little change on insurance coverage compared with the earlier version of the health bill, which collapsed. It would replace Obama's tax subsidies for health insurance consumers, based largely on income and premiums, with GOP tax credits geared more to people's ages. A full repeal of the 2012 tax cuts would potentially generate about $1.4 billion over two years. The bill is a response to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling in March that said education funding is inadequate. The tax is applied to wages over $200,000 for an individual and over $250,000 for a married couple.

But writing legislation that can pass with only Republican votes has proven agonizing.

The congressman who nearly single-handedly revived Republicans' health-care bill has now resigned from his leadership post for reviving it.

The budget office said average premiums in those states would go down because younger and healthier people would buy coverage and the policies would cover less. Friday is the final day for the House to act on amendments from the Senate.

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The results gave Democrats ammunition to attack the GOP drive to scuttle former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul as damaging to patients. The Kentucky Republican calls that statute "unsustainable".

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, left, accompanied by Sen.

"We can expect today's CBO analysis will likely show numerous same grave consequences", he said. The Senate's alternative bill would boost state aid to schools by about $240 million by the second year.

The House passed a school finance bill that would ramp up school spending by $180 million next year, and $278 million the year after.

Senate Bill 5 would add options for voters who say they can not "reasonably" obtain one of seven forms of required ID, and it would create criminal penalties - which House members reduced on Tuesday - for those who falsely claim they need to choose from the expanded list of options. The previous version of the GOP health bill would have raised the number of uninsured to 52 million.

Alabama jobless rate drops to 5.4 percent
Since April 2016, Oregon's construction sector grew the fastest of the major industries, adding 6,400 jobs, or 7.2 percent. In addition, there 10,625 more jobs in the state in April than in March, and 9,875 more than in April 2016.

Shortly before the CBO figures were announced, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed his doubts that he could assemble a simple majority to approve the so-called Trumpcare proposal.

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