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Fri May 19, 2017, 10:05 AM

Ryan downplays possibility of re-vote on ObamaCare repeal

Source: The Hill

BY JESSIE HELLMANN - 05/19/17 09:57 AM EDT

The House will probably not be forced to re-vote on the GOP's ObamaCare repeal bill despite a potential technical issue, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday. "No, we don't think that's the case," Ryan said in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

The House, despite passing the repeal bill two weeks ago, is waiting to send the legislation to the Senate until the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) produces its analysis of the bill.

There is at least some possibility that the new CBO score of the revised bill would find that the measure no longer reduces the deficit, meaning that it does not meet Senate rules governing the reconciliation process, which Republicans are using to avoid a Democratic filibuster. The House would then have to change its bill and vote again. But Ryan on Friday downplayed the possibility.

"It's just a technical non-issue, is what it is. Just out of an abundance of caution, were waiting to send the bill to the Senate for the final CBO score," he said.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/334207-ryan-downplays-possibility-of-re-vote-on-gop-health-bill


Ryan on 2018 worries: Blah, blah, blah

BY SCOTT WONG - 05/19/17 09:21 AM EDT

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Friday brushed off talk of a possible Democratic wave sweeping Republicans out of Congress in 2018.

Blah blah blah blah blah is what I think about that stuff, the usually measured and articulate Speaker told conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt.

Democrats are salivating over their prospects of taking back the House and Senate next year with President Trump embroiled in a series of scandals involving Russias efforts to sway the 2016 election in Trumps favor.

Reports emerged this week that Trump shared classified intelligence information with top Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting, and that Trump pressed then-FBI Director James Comey to halt his investigation into one of Trumps campaign associates, Michael Flynn.

But Ryan argued that Republicans are moving forward with their healthcare and tax reform agenda, regardless of Trumps bad news cycle. He clearly did have a bad two weeks, Ryan conceded. Its my hope that he rights the ship and keeps going. Were still doing our work. Were still going to deliver.


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Reply Ryan downplays possibility of re-vote on ObamaCare repeal (Original post)
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:10 AM

1. "...abundance of caution..."

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:19 AM

3. Let's pass this bill now and then wait to find out what's in it. Just to be safe.

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Fri May 19, 2017, 10:16 AM

2. If WI voters in his district have any sense

they'll sh*tcan Ayn Rand Ryan to stop the carnage. He's been clearly exposed as the sociopathic liar that we here have known about all along.

Big clue to those voters who might not have figured it out yet: all he cares about is serving the kochs and their ilk. Everything else is an act. In his eyes, dead peasants are an acceptable price to pay for further obscene tax cuts for the obscenely wealthy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:33 PM

4. WTF?

The Senate already started writing their own version meaning that the House would have to vote on the Senate version if that one actually passes. And the fact that Senators already deemed the House version DOA without amendments means that if the Senate decided to accept the House version, it would want to amend it first before doing any reconciliation and any amendments would mean it would have to go back to the House for a vote (or "re-vote" as is being claimed).

And even then, just like the original ACA was 2 bills, whatever the House put together would probably end up needing to be 2 bills to capture any amendments the Senate wants if portions are not eligible for reconciliation, and that 2nd bill containing amendments (not subject to reconciliation), might not make it out of the Senate due to the closeness of the party votes unless it has some real "fixes" to the current ACA that are meaningful and negates whatever crap the House put together.

The actual process of "how a bill becomes a law" is not some "technical non-issue".

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