The Senate is expected to vote on a budget plan today. The ultimate goal for Senate Republicans is to move the budget forward so they can move toward passing tax reform.
President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support.
The Senate and the House of Representatives must agree on a fiscal year 2018 budget resolution for Republicans to meet their goal of enacting a tax bill and sending it to Trump for his signature by the end of this year.
Pres. Trump says he’s not going to work to make health insurance companies richer. He made the remark yesterday at the White House, regarding a bi-partisan Senate deal on health care reform.
A bipartisan health care deal, announced by Republican leaders Tuesday and long negotiated between Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, has been reached.
The question now is can Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, and Murray, a Washington Democrat, whip the support to actually force leaders to consider the measure to fund the cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers for two years and increase state regulatory waiver speed and flexibility. The short answer to this: they've got a long way to go.
The key to all of this: President Donald Trump. Period. And he just dropped a bomb on this whole process with this tweet: