“We should keep our word.”
Congressional Republicans cannot agree on health care reform, which has caused frustration and anger among the American public.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) sent a letter to President Donald Trump with a suggestion in the event members cannot reach an agreement when they return from Independence Day break: Repeal Obamacare now. Work on the replacement later.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 30, 2017
The Senate will next be in legislative session on Monday, July 10. If we don’t get to agreement on a combined, comprehensive ObamaCare repeal and replace plan by that day, I humbly suggest that you publicly call on the Congress to do two things: (1) to immediately repeal as much of ObamaCare as is possible under Congressional budget reconciliation rules, and then (2) to cancel the scheduled August state work period and instead to spend that month working through regular order, six days per week, writing a health reform package with a vote to be scheduled on Labor Day.
Sasse remains realistic, writing, “it looks like Republicans will either fail to pass any meaningful bill at all or will instead pass a bill that attempts to prop up much of the crumbling ObamaCare structures.” He reminded Trump that the president and the Republicans in the Senate ran on the promise of repealing Obamacare and that they should all keep their promises.
He tells Trump how they can do that:
Therefore, on July 10, if we don’t have agreement on a combined repeal and replace plan, we should immediately vote again on H.R. 3762, the December 2015 ObamaCare repeal legislation that the Congress passed but President Obama vetoed. We should include a year-long implementation delay to give comfort to Americans currently on ObamaCare that a replacement plan will be enacted before expiration.
It looks like Trump agrees with him:
Sasse responded with his appearance on Fox:
Sounds great, Pres. @realDonaldTrump
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 30, 2017
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