Even as McConnell worked behind-the-scenes to find a way to allay the concerns of conservatives, who didn't believe the bill went far enough to repeal Obamacare, and centrists, who anxious about Medicaid cuts and the 22 million more people who would be uninsured under the plan, Trump took to Twitter. Sasse said today that if McConnell fails to achieve agreement by July 10, then he should keep the Senate in session throughout the August recess to come up with a duel-track effort to first repeal and then replace Obamacare.
Conservatives said they opposed the idea, along with the chairmen of Congress' two tax-writing committees: Senate Finance chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas.
GOP factionalism in the Senate will nearly certainly prevent coming to an agreement that could pass muster in the House.
On Thursday, Senate Republicans were considering breaking a stalemate over what their replacement bill should do by preserving a tax boost Obama's law imposed on high earners.
Senate Republican leaders are re-writing parts of the health care bill to gain more support. "It doesn't have the votes, and it's a waste of valuable time to discuss it".
"The moderates won't vote for a repeal, a clean repeal, unless they have some other bill going on simultaneously", Paul said on Fox.
Top Republicans also considered an amendment pushed by conservatives to let insurers offer plans with low premiums and scant benefits.
"The bill is just being lit up like a Christmas tree full of billion-dollar ornaments, and it's not repeal". The caucus' moderates have balked at a measure that - according to the Congressional Budget Office - would provide massive tax relief to the wealthy while leaving 22 million fewer people with insurance.
Trump subsequently anointed McConnell's Senate version as much better and more humane.
President Trump last week tweeted that if Republicans senators are not able to pass the healthcare bill they are working on now, "they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date".
Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director, told Fox News Sunday Trump was spending the weekend making calls to lawmakers to "get the Senate package across the finish line".
Price also defended Trump's commitment to passing a new health care law despite his latest spate of attacks on the news media, especially MSNBC "Morning Joe" host's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. "This is how sequester happened, because we thought we could fix the problem and never did".
As it stands, the Senate bill isn't where it needs to be for Republicans to get excited and get it passed.
On Tuesday, a revolt of republican senators has forced the majority to postpone to July, the debates and votes scheduled for this week.
The fact that party leadership chose to ignore input from even one woman or person of color shows how much they are concerned about representing everyone.
Xi said China had made it "categorically clear" in talks with Britain in the 1980s that "sovereignty is not for negotiation". When Hong Kong was first returned to China, China watchers assessed that the process would liberalize mainland China.
Both occupants of a twin Cessna survived a crash on the 405-freeway shortly after departure from John Wayne Airport. Both patients "had vitals" when they were removed from the plane, he said. "I lost my right engine", he said.
Turner , which declined to extend benefits afforded to heterosexual married couples to same-sex pairings contrary to Texas law. Hodges , the same-sex marriage case, by ruling that there's no right to the benefits of marriage.
Mr Rawat's remarks also proved that previous report by the Indian media regarding trespassing by Indian troops was not true. The Chinese have said that Doklam or Dongland is a part of Chine and the latter's construction there is legitimate.
Hours before the shooting, Perez wrote on Twitter: "Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most unsafe videos ever". Perez told investigators she fired a 50 caliber handgun from about one foot away while Ruiz held the book to his chest.
Earlier: The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Arlington County, in effect until 9 p.m. tonight . The National Weather Service in Duluth stated stronger storms may produce heavy rain, occasional lightning and small hail.
Law enforcement officials closed the roadway in both directions as they spent the next several hours rounding up herds of pigs. The truck flipped onto its side and caught fire, killing several pigs and freeing others from their enclosure.
The White House confirmed that the two leaders would huddle on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the northern German city. He added it was necessary to seek " normalization " of dialogue between Moscow and Washington .
On Friday, Paramount announced that the long-gestating Top Gun sequel will fly into theaters on July 12, 2019. A Spider-Man: Homecoming followup is set for a week earlier, while The Lion King opens a week later.
Week ahead promises sun, warmth, chance of thunder
Tonight's forecast calls for a low around 61, with partly cloudy skies and winds coming from the north at 5 to 10 miles per hour . A southwest wind is the popular direction of choice this time of year, which brings in cooler and more stable air off the ocean.
Albany special session will cost taxpayers
A spokesman for the Cuomo administration did not respond to a request for comment on the dustup over the executive order. The catch is it will cost you the taxpayers. "He is trying once again to extract his agenda by wearing everybody down".
Froome is playing mind games with me: Porte
I have taken a much more relaxed start to the year. "I learned if people gang up on you it makes for hard racing", said Porte. Asked about being described as the favourite by Froome and Team Sky, Porte replied: "It's just one of the games they play".