Rep. John Mayo: RESPECT
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September 17, 2017, Politico, Burgess Everett and Josh Dawsey- Obamacare repeal is on the brink of coming back from the dead. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his leadership team are seriously considering voting on a bill that would scale back the federal government’s role in the health care system and instead provide block grants to states, congressional and Trump administration sources said.It would be a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare before the GOP’s power to pass health care legislation through a party-line vote in the Senate expires on Sept. 30.
September 17, 2017, The Hill, Nathaniel Weixel- Differences between the House and Senate ahead could threaten funding for a program that provides health care to some 9 million low- and middle-income children. Senators last week announced a bipartisan deal to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is set to expire at the end of the month. Advocacy groups hailed the agreement, but passage of a bill is far from assured. Lawmakers have a tight legislative window and little margin for error. Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee this week said they have agreed to extend CHIP for five years. Text of the legislation has yet to be released, and there has been little discussion about how to pay for the renewal, which is a key sticking point.