Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Monday on Fox News that senators have "no earthly idea" what GOP healthcare bill they will be voting for Tuesday. If that vote is approved, the Senate would begin debating a bill to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement, but nobody expects that measure to reach a final vote. His return comes as the Senate is preparing to consider proposals to reform health care.
The approach was not flying with some Republicans. Tell us. We'd kind of like to know.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, who has opposed various earlier versions of the legislation, sounded unsure about what bill was being considered Tuesday, or whether she would vote to begin debate on it.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer urged his GOP colleagues to back away from opening debate.
With less than three weeks before the Senate is to leave Washington for its already-delayed summer recess, Trump took to his bully pulpit and demanded his party get in line.
The most recent vote on the latest draft of the healthcare bill was postponed in the wake of McCain's surgery and hospitalization, a delay which shortly resulted in the death of the bill as two Republican Senators turned against it.
Critics say Obamacare is often unaffordable for many Americans, punishes Americans with fines for not opting into this often expensive plan and props up insurance companies with taxpayer dollars.
"Right now we aren't producing much for the American people", he said.
Trump implored fellow Republicans to make good on a promise to repeal the ACA, widely known as Obamacare, that has been a staple of their rhetoric for seven years.
Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the upper chamber.
Stunningly, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who announced just last week he has a likely fatal form of brain cancer after he flew home to have a blood clot removed, flew back to D.C. Tuesday and cast his vote to proceed on the bill to strip health care coverage from millions. Sen.
Republicans need 51 votes to proceed to the legislation, which would then be subjected to what is expected to be a lengthy amendment process.
We worked with NPR member station reporters and editors to create an interactive Q&A on how key elements of the bills would affect people in different states. Most senators don't know exactly what it is they're going to be voting on. John McCain has returned to the Senate for a vote concerning healthcare.
After making several efforts, the Republicans still haven't been able to repeal and replace Obamacare.
He says Awan was cleared to travel and had informed the House of his plans to visit his family before the scheduled trip. Awan previously served as a part-time employee but his services have been terminated", said Damron in a statement.
It took the intervention of some soldiers deployed from the Signal Corps of the Nigerian Army (NA) to restore sanity to the area. The inferno was said to have spread to a second bank nearby, forcing it as well as other banks in the area to shut down.
Actress Taapsee Pannu , who played a pivotal role in " Pink ", was named the 'Woman Of The Year , ' while music maestro A.R. The star who turned 34 also danced on the song "Galti Se Mistake" from her latest released film with Ranbir Kapoor .
Charlie Gard's parents gave up the legal battle to save their son's life Monday morning, as it is now too late to treat him. While Judge Francis paid tribute to Ms Yates and Mr Gard for the love and care they had given to their son.
Jigsaw - Alphabet's security incubator - and counter-extremist startup Moonshot CVE partnered up to create the Redirect Method . YouTube is also collaborating with several NGOs to create video content to counter the message of these extremist videos.
Anticipating the onslaught of criticism, BBC Director Tony Hall said the organisation is committed to closing the gender-pay gap. That may explain the absence of big-name stars including nature presenter David Attenborough and Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc.
It is always hard to second guess a large, and reputedly inscrutable, country like China, especially at a time of crisis. The Chinese embassy in India has also been actively engaging with the Indian public to explain its country's position.
Specifically, his presence in the paint was astonishing last season as he averaged a career high 10 points-per-game in the paint. Apart from re-signing their own, the only outside moves that the Cavs have made is inking Jose Calderon and Jeff Green.
The trailer fire was initially found by the California Highway Patrol at 2:47 p.m., reporting "lots of smoke". The fire raced down the mountain side in Mariposa on Tuesday, fueled by strong winds and hot, dry conditions .
United have reiterated that the club do not want to let Martial go, with the player himself wishing to stay at Old Trafford . But he says no deal will be done until the Red Devils match the Serie A club's valuation of the Croatia worldwide .
The older woman grabs the bride's nose and ears, pinches her lower lip and peers at her teeth and tongue. The video touched a nerve amongst Chinese consumers, with many online saying it objectified women.
Noor was reportedly sued after a May 25 incident in which he and other officers took a woman to hospital on a mental health hold. Neither of the officers who responded had their body cameras turned on at the time , the Washington Post reported on Monday .
American Horror Story: Cult will begin airing on September 5th
Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters were husband and wife in " AHS: Roanoke " and are said to be love interests once again in " Cult ". Okay AHS fans, we're slowly finding out more and more about the new season to come, Cult , and boy howdy, are we ready for this.
James Bond 25 Release Date Announced
Apart from the release date, nothing more was mentioned to the public, including the cast or even who will be directing the film . Adele , who sang the lead track for " Skyfall ", is also hoped to return for the soundtrack for " James Bond 25 ".
Don't know if 39 abducted Indians are alive
However, a media report from Badush on Friday said the jail is now an abandoned structure and has been unoccupied for weeks. Singh was also sent to Iraq days after the Iraqi prime minister announced victory in the fight to liberate Mosul.
CONFIRMED: A 'Wonder Woman' Sequel Is On Its Way
The film had been rumored and reported on following the success of the first film, but this is the first official word. Cinema goers and superhero fans alike were blown away by the release of Wonder Woman earlier this year.
Aircraft carrier will scare enemies
Former defense secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney were among a host of officials attending the commissioning ceremony. The air wing to support the Ford could add more personnel to the ship, which is created to house more than 4,600 crew members.
Coffee Recalled For Containing 'Viagra Like Ingredient'
When the product was sold it was promoted as a male enhancement compound, without revealing it has effects similar to Viagra . Other brands such as Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee and Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee also faced similar recalls.
Microsoft unveils Cortana-powered thermostat
The rather stunning looking thermostat was quietly unveiled in the YouTube video below - hat tip The Verge for spotting. The GLAS thermostat could signal more joint ventures involving Microsoft's voice-assistant Cortana.
BHP Billiton Q4 Total Iron Ore Production Up 8%
BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT)'s stock had its "not rated" rating reaffirmed by Shore Capital in a research note issued on Wednesday. The institutional investor purchased 3,700 shares of the mining company's stock, valued at approximately $133,000.