GOP Humiliation: Trumpcare Didn't Even Have Majority Support Among Trump Voters
Conservatives, however, may be disappointed that they wouldn't score many wins in such legislation, even though Republicans control the entire government. "And we represent them, so we can do better".
DesJarlais said he's not anxious about Trump's Twitter account. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Trump, a businessman who had never been in public office until he took over at the White House on January 20, has at times praised the border tax idea but at other times has been noncommittal.
Conservatives opposed the bill because it didn't go far enough in getting the government out of health care while moderates anxious that tens of millions of Americans might be left without insurance.
The discord following the healthcare debacle was not limited to tensions between Trump and the Freedom Caucus.
Reviving the bill, however, isn't entirely a surprise.
"If @RepMarkMeadows, @Jim_Jordan and @Raul_Labrador would get on board we would have both great healthcare and massive tax cuts & reform", Trump tweeted, interrupting a day full of headlines related to Congress' investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election and whether there was any connection to Trump's presidential campaign.
"I don't want that to happen".
More than healthcare legislation was at stake. What the rest of Congress can't seem to get through their thick melons is that keeping the promise will help restore faith in all Republicans. But moderate Republicans are aghast at proposals to cut popular programs that fund environmental cleanup and meals for senior citizens. Similarly, other House Republicans were convinced that the HFC was opposed to allowing children to stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26 and allowing states to establish risk pools, when both had the support of the caucus. Virginia Congressman Dave Brat said he would insist that the tax bill not add to the deficit, while Meadows said he would not necessarily insist on that. Meanwhile moderates were shaken by a Congressional Budget Office analysis that showed 24 million would lose health care by 2026 under the new bill.
Following their meeting, some Republicans were still resentful of factions in their party that prevented approval of the GOP health care plan.
A House Freedom Caucus member is defending the group's opposition to the failed GOP health care bill. And a slender majority say covering all Americans is a federal responsibility - a view embraced by Democrats but not Republicans, who instead focus on access and lower premiums.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said some Freedom Caucus members have been willing to work with Trump, but "if people are more concerned with voting as a bloc, than what's in the best interest of their constituents and the American people, he's hoping that people will see the bigger picture, the goals that we outlined".
Still, there are a handful Freedom Caucus notables standing their ground against the bombastic president.
After the speaker opened up the floor to members, many of them who supported the bill unleashed their anger about the bill being pulled to avoid a loss on the HFC members, he said.
Senator John McCain, who ran for president in 2008 and was defeated by Barack Obama, said that if he was sitting in the White House now, he would try to ease intraparty tensions rather than stoking them. Freedom Caucus members say they're in the beginning stages of considering how they'll approach the coming tax debate. The Republican speaker Paul Ryan wasn't able to gather together the votes he needed to pass it. Republicans typically do a pretty good job of being able to wrangle the votes for the legislation that the party leaders are supporting, but part of why this is particularly hard with healthcare is because healthcare is really hard.
Johnson withdraws from Houston Open
It still wasn't good enough to advance to the knockout rounds, but that just means he'll be better rested for this week's event. But first we have this intriguing warm-up event, the Shell Houston Open. "It's something different than any other event".
UNC Savior Luke Maye Makes 8 AM Class Monday, Gets Standing Ovation
The Ducks are coming off a blowout win over Kansas on Saturday. "It just depends on North Carolina ". Most college students would probably still be partying after clinching a Final Four berth.
USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott
The team has been practicing in front of big crowds at the rink in Leamington all weekend. "We'll be all ready to go". This is definitely a big opportunity for us to make a big change and have a big impact on our sport and have it grow.
CT women win 111th straight, reach 10th consecutive Final Four
Another win would send UConn to the Final Four next week in Dallas, where the team could shoot for a record 12th national title. Florida State played UConn to a two-point game in its opener and Tulane came within three points of a monumental upset.
President Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts
Trump's order restores the previous policy, which discounts those future costs in relation to the present-day benefits of energy. Trump's order could make it more hard , though not impossible, for the U.S.to achieve its carbon reduction goals.
Oakland Raiders are officially moving to Las Vegas
In fact, that is the only time the Raiders have played in FedExField since the stadium opened for the 1997 season. But that could happen anywhere, not just in Las Vegas. "The NFL is more than a business", the mayor wrote.
Cost of Watching Final Four in Phoenix
The foe was familiar - Stockton Regional top-seed SC - who outlasted the No. 3 Seminoles in a heartbreaker at the Stockton Arena. Justin Leon had 18 points for the Gators who managed a 40-33 halftime lead on seven-for-12 shooting from three-point range.
KU Basketball: This Has to be the Year for the Jayhawks
Heading into the NCAA Tournament, the Kansas Jayhawks were probably generating the smallest amount of buzz among the 1 seeds. Freshman center Udoka Azubuike was lost early in the season to a wrist injury, trimming Self's rotation to seven guys.
NCAA Tournament 2017: Grading UNC and an apology issued to SC
His focus, Martin said, changed as an upperclassman to where the coach allows Thornwell to teach as much as anyone on his staff. That defense spearheaded a big first half for the Gamecocks, who trailed for just 1:28 in the opening minutes.
Virat Kohli Should Play Even If He Is 50% Fit: Sunil Gavaskar
One of the ugliest Test series in recent memory will draw to a close at one of the most attractive grounds in worldwide cricket. Kohli extended his miserable form in the series with a score of six then took the field as Australia salvaged a draw.