Pres. Trump has thus far failed to herd the various Republican factions into supporting the bill.
Asked about the request, Trump said Wednesday that Schumer "hasn't been serious". Obamacare is such a disaster.
The ideological differences between conservatives and moderates were so stark that it was clear leadership did not even have the 50 votes in the 100-member chamber needed to simply begin debate on the bill.
Not only do the bill's flaws continue to be picked apart and the CBO score showing that it will insure 22 million fewer people than Obamacare continue to be shown on a loop on cable TV but also wavering senators will now be confronted with rowdy town hall crowds opposed to the measure and polls like these from NPR and Kaiser.
Here's why: The loudest voices in Republican-aligned media are solid supporters of the president, and there's no real advantage to be won for politicians or interest group leaders in taking him on over this. That infuriated McConnell, who called White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to label the attacks "beyond stupid".More news: A man helped a lost toddler find her parents, police say
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Senate Majority Whip Sen.
Medicaid expansion: almost two-thirds, 63%, say it is "very important" that lower-income people who became eligible for Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act continued to be covered by Medicaid.
Another aide said that after Tuesday's meeting with President Trump at the White House, Republicans have a better sense now of what everyone wants. But he predicts that Republicans will at least "get very close" and may "get it over the line".
"Obamacare is dying, it's essentially dead", the President said in a photo op at the White House.
"This will be great if we get it done, and if we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like, and that's OK, and I understand that very well", he said.
"We do need to reduce the deficit, but not on the backs of the working poor", he said.
Some of these tax cuts would benefit primarily the wealthy, because their capital gains rates would be lowered. "We have people squawking that we're not keeping enough Medicaid expansion, when, in fact, we keep it for seven years".More news: GOP infighting stalls budget plan
The political group ran anti-Heller ads for fewer than 12 hours before they were pulled from the airwaves in Nevada. He is urging Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has also spoken out against the bill, sat next to the president.
This week, the Senate made public its "Better Care Reconciliation Act", aimed at replacing the plan from the House. A 46 percent plurality say they want to see the ACA do more, while just 7 percent want it to do less.
Conservative Republicans including Sens.
Trump, as he is wont to do, also declared the Times assertions in their story false. Otherwise, the House could pass a new version and bounce it back to the Senate.
US Republicans eager to repeal "Obamacare" suffered a deeply embarrassing setback Tuesday when shrinking support forced them to postpone votes on their controversial health care overhaul, one of President Donald Trump's top priorities.
Republicans in the US Senate have delayed a crucial vote on the introduction of healthcare reforms in the country, as some within the party threatened to revolt against the legislation.
McConnell promised to revisit the legislation after Congress' July 4 recess. 63 percent disapprove of Trump's handling of healthcare Schumer to Trump: Meet with Democrats on healthcare House chairman calls on Senate to redo Russian Federation sanctions bill before recess MORE (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday that a vote would be delayed until after the weeklong recess, citing the lack of support for the healthcare bill to pass.More news: Nintendo to launch mini version of SNES
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