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Trump calls for end of the legislative filibuster

01 June, 2017, 01:48 | Author: Melody Ballard
  • Sen. Susan Collins R Maine speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils

In his latest intervention on the issue, Mr Trump called on Congress to pass a healthcare and tax overhaul.

Some Republicans are scaling back their lofty ambitions, talking about a temporary tax cut that could pass Senate rules for a simple-majority vote or lowering the corporate tax rate to 25 percent rather than the 20 percent House Republicans envision and the 15 percent Trump has called for. 'Dems would do it no doubt!' Trump's tweet is also wrong on the specifics of the two pieces of legislation - health care and tax reform - he is insisting would pass the Senate if not for its 60-vote rule.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faces a challenge in resolving the clashing demands of GOP senators on a health care replacement bill.

When they controlled the Senate in 2013, Senate Democrats did invoke the nuclear option to lower the threshold to a simple majority to end filibusters against lower court judicial nominees. Under this mechanism, the Senate can approve the health care bill with just 51 yeas-a reality untouched by the legislative filibuster or how the majority might change it. "There's not a single senator in the majority who thinks we ought to change the legislative filibuster - not one", Mr. McConnell told reporters in April. President Trump has a great idea about how to speed up that process: ending the filibuster once and for all.

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But Germany , for instance, has been increasing its defense spending with the goal of reaching the 2 percent target by 2024. PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY: We had a very good discussion about the importance of this issue of climate change.

Mr. Trump's tweets have kept his allies and opponents off balance during policy fights.

Mr. Trump's reference to "tax cuts" stands in contrast to his own budget, released last week. "ObamaCare is dead - the Republicans will do much better!" he wrote.

The GOP is circumventing a possible filibuster for its healthcare bill by introducing it using a process known as budget reconciliation. The parliamentary maneuver would eliminate the need for Democratic support.


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