House Leadership's Health Bill Is Not What Republicans Promised. We Can Do Better.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:30pm
The Heritage Foundation - The Morning Bell

March 16, 2017

Good morning from Washington, where House Republicans' plan to replace Obamacare draws more fire from conservatives. Melissa Quinn reports on what could doom the bill in the Senate. Caleb Ecarma covers a protest rally on the GOP's bill, and we've got commentary from a House conservative on what's wrong with it. Fred Lucas has highlights of President Trump's first budget proposal as well as study findings on voter ID laws and minority turnout. Plus: Sen. Mike Lee on Democrats' delaying tactics. It's James Madison's birthday, also celebrated as Freedom of Information Day.

Commentary

House Leadership's Health Bill Is Not What Republicans Promised. We Can Do Better.

 

"The American Health Care Act does not repeal Obamacare," writes Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., explaining why he thinks voters will feel "betrayed" if Republicans cannot do better.

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News

Voter ID's Suppression of Minority Turnout Not Proven, Study Says

 

The new study finds "no definitive relationship" between tough laws requiring voters to present identification and a dropoff in Hispanic, black, and other minority turnout.

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News

Which Parts of the Obamacare Replacement Face Trouble in the Senate

 

House Speaker Paul Ryan has cautioned against making significant changes to GOP leadership's Obamacare replacement plan for fear the bill would run afoul of Senate rules. But others think the bill already does.

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News

Trump Budget: $1.5 Billion for Border Wall, 28% Slash to State Department

 

The Trump administration is calling it an "America-first budget."

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Commentary

Senate Democrats Are Delaying 'Drain the Swamp'

 

Senate Democrats have gone to such extraordinary lengths to sabotage the normal process of a new president staffing his administration that even The Washington Post called their obstruction "unprecedented," writes Sen. Mike Lee.

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News

Conservative Lawmakers Join Rally Against GOP Health Care Plan

 

"Our job is real simple: Do what we told the voters we were going to do," says Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

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News

Trump Finds an Unlikely Defender on Wiretapping: Dennis Kucinich

 

"It's not an allegation … Somebody in the Obama administration tapped my phone," says the former Democrat congressman.

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