The President has had a rocky relationship with Republican senators.
| Getty Democrats are angry about a report that they’re in the minority in the Senate on legislation aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Democrats are furious that the GOP has blocked them from holding a vote on the latest GOP healthcare bill, which would repeal Obamacare, and are calling on the Senate to take up their amendments, which have been circulating in the last few days.GOP Sens.
Dean Heller (Nev.), Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) all have said they will vote no, with Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.) saying he’ll vote no on the measure.
On Friday, a Senate GOP aide said it was a possibility the Senate could take up a procedural motion to move the repeal-and-replace bill out of committee.
That would leave the Republicans with just two votes in the 51-49 Senate, and they could lose only two Democrats if a Republican votes no.
But GOP senators on the committee have told reporters the bill has not yet been finalized and that they have not yet seen the final legislation.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) said Friday that he is not aware of any procedural motion being considered to move forward.
The Senate was set to vote on Thursday on the bill, but it was delayed after the Senate Republican leader and several other Republican senators refused to vote for it.
Alexander’s objections were part of the reason why Republicans were able to pass the bill with only 51 votes.
Sen. Lamar Johnson (R-Tenn.), who also opposed the bill before the deadline, said Friday he has spoken with Johnson’s office.
But Republicans on the Hill say they are hopeful the Senate will vote on a repeal-only measure this week.
“I’m not sure what the procedural moves will be, but I’m hopeful they will pass the repeal measure,” Sen. Rob Portman (R.I.) said.
Senators are furious with the fact that Republicans have blocked them.
Sen, Joe Manchin (W.
Va.) has said the Senate should vote on this repeal-by-delay legislation.
The bill has been delayed for weeks.
“We have been very clear that the Senate has no role in this.
We have no authority to pass a bill without any changes to it,” he said on Friday.
“The Republican leadership, the majority leader, the whip, the chairman, they’ve made it very clear, if they don’t get the votes they need to pass this, then they’re going to put the blame on us and say, ‘We’ve done a terrible job and now we’re going home.'”
Republicans on the House side are also angry about the Senate’s actions.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R.-Texas), the House’s top Democrat, said in a statement that the Republicans are taking advantage of the fact the Senate was not able to move ahead with a repeal bill, and instead have to delay the bill.
The House is in the process of passing its version of the healthcare bill.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) is scheduled to meet with Speaker Paul Ryan (R, Wis.) and other House leaders on Monday to discuss the healthcare legislation.
The White House said on Thursday that Trump will meet with the House leaders in a private meeting in the Oval Office on Monday, a move House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) described as “very positive.”
The House’s healthcare bill would also require health insurance to cover maternity care and newborn care for everyone who lacks coverage.
The bill would allow insurers to charge older Americans more than younger ones, but the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that would only cost taxpayers $10 billion over the next decade.
Republicans are also expected to move on an overhaul of the tax code.
The GOP has passed a number of bills aimed at addressing the opioid crisis in recent weeks, but they are not expected to pass in the House.
The Republican health plan is a much-anticipated proposal to address the opioid epidemic, which has led to more than 100,000 Americans dying from overdoses and overdose-related injuries.
The plan is still under review by the Office of Management and Budget and could be delayed as the Senate and House debate and work on the legislation.