Thank John McCain's surgery for delay in health care vote

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is one of two public holdouts on the Senate health bill.

Senate Republicans were forced to postpone a vote on their party's health care bill after Sen.

"While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act", McConnell said.

Surgeons removed the blood clot during a "minimally invasive" procedure, the statement said.

The Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix released a statement Saturday that said McCain's surgery Friday was successful: "The Senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition".

Senate Begins Confirmation Hearings for Trump FBI Pick Tied to Torture, Gitmo
When asked by Graham if Trump Jr. should have taken the meeting, Wray replied, "I'm not really in a position to speak to it". During today's confirmation hearing for FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray , Sen.

In Green Bay, Senator Ron Johnson took issue with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his reported comments about the Republican health care bill.

"Time is not the problem in the present healthcare bill", Schumer told reporters, according to The New York Daily News.

Two Republicans, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of ME, have already said they will vote against the measure.

A half-dozen key senators, including McCain, were undecided on whether to go ahead with a procedural vote, putting the bill's future in serious jeopardy before McConnell punted.

There's some chatter that the delay in the vote may now give the CBO time to score Sen.

Mosul victory imminent, says Iraqi army - Newspaper
The Department of Defence has requested US$1.269 billion in U.S. budget funds for 2018 to continue supporting Iraqi forces. The attack was supported by aircraft and military advisers of the worldwide coalition led by the United States.

"You know, I don't think right now he does", Paul said.

McCain isn't expected to return to the Senate for at least one full week, maybe two, so a vote won't happen until then. With the Democrats solidly opposed to the legislation, the Republicans can only pass the bill if all their other members back it and if Republican Vice President casts his tie-breaking vote in favour.

The Senate has done it's best to repeal the ACA (also known as Affordable Care Act, or Obama Care), but what will their proposal do to our most vulnerable citizens who must rely on Medicaid because they are too poor and/or are disabled and can not pay for coverage?

"This would allow the new plans to "cherry pick" only healthy people from the existing market making coverage unaffordable for the millions of people who need or want comprehensive coverage, including, for example, coverage for prescription drugs and mental health services", the letter states.

In his appearance on "This Week", Price countered by arguing that the Trump administration would be taking further administrative actions on health care and that the Senate health care bill is "not the entire plan".

Shia LaBeouf arrested in Georgia
Shia was accused of shoving another man who was protesting his anti-Trump "He Will Not Divide Us" online performance art project. He was told to leave the area but refused and became aggressive toward the officer, police said.

This reduction in spending that is favored by conservatives like Johnson but worries moderates in states with large Medicaid populations like Capito, who represents West Virginia. Just last month, a vote on an earlier version of the bill had to be cancelled in the face of possible defeat.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Celtics make deal to send Bradley to Detroit, ESPN reports
An off-season that presumably was going to be uneventful and predictable for the Detroit Pistons took an unexpected turn Friday. - Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2017Sources: Detroit sending forward Marcus Morris to Boston for guard Avery Bradley .

Mollema solos to stage victory, Froome shaken not stirred
Statistic, quote and fact of the day after the 15th stage of the Tour de France , a 189.5-km ride from Laissac-Severac L'Eglise on Sunday.

Trade data out of China
Iron ore is among China's biggest imports from the North after it stopped buying coal this year due to the sanctions. He said Chinese imports from the North fell 36.5 percent in March, 41.6 percent in April and 31.6 percent in May.

Drink coffee? It may reduce your risk of an early death
Experts believe the antioxidant plant compounds in coffee rather than caffeine are responsible for the life-extending effect. According to two new studies , which recently came out this Monday, (July 10), drinking coffee could prolong life.

Teen arrested after five acid attacks in London in 90 minutes
According to Clark, all five victims were riding mopeds at the time of the attacks, but they come from a "variety of backgrounds". Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said acid attacks were on the rise, though they still remained rare.

Earthquake Off North Korea Coast Not Result of Nuclear Test - Pentagon
USGS seismologist Julie Dutton told Reuters that an natural disaster of that size is unusual for that area but not unprecedented. A Pentagon spokesman also said initial indications showed that the quake did not result from a nuclear test.

Area airports hit by workers strike; Philadelphia Int'l also targeted
Employees for AirServ, PrimeFlight and G2 say those companies have refused to meet with them on a number of issues. Kennedy and Denver worldwide airports, whose strikes were also suspended after beginning at 9 p.m.

Panama Papers case: JIT submits final report before SC
However, PML-N leaders continue to claim innocence about the involvement of Sharif and his family members. With the Supreme Court now taking up the case once more, Sharif's political career hangs in the balance.

Marine Corps Aircraft Crashes, Killing 16
Debris from the crash covered both sides of Highway 82 in the MS delta, between the towns of Itta Bena and Moorehead, Miss. The Marine Corp KC-130 crash in Mississippi's Leflore County left 15 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman dead.

Theresa May says election night made her 'shed a little tear'
"My husband watched it for me and came and told me and I was shocked at the result that had come through in the exit poll". She added: "People can smell blood and that is exactly what is going on in the corridors of power so to speak".

Fultz out 1-2 weeks
The good news is that Fultz's outlook with an injury like this shouldn't put his regular season debut in question. Fultz was a member of the 2016 Team USA Under-18 team that won the FIBA Americas World Championships last July.

Dippy's replacement at the Natural History Museum is in place
In 1966, there were only 400 living blue whales , compared to around 250,000 during the 1800s. But its impressive Hintze Hall is now dominated by the new arrival called Hope .

Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani dies of cancer at age 40
Mirzakhani said she enjoyed pure mathematics because of the elegance and longevity of the questions she studies. Mirzakhani attended an all-girls high school in Tehran and grew up during the Iran-Iraq war.

Team India head coach: Top six contenders to replace Anil Kumble
There is no hurry at the moment. "We shouldn't be seeing again six months down the line doing something different", he added. The two front-runners for the post were former India captain Ravi Shastri and former India opening batsman Virender Sehwag.

Djibouti: China Is Establishing Its First Permanent Military Mission Overseas
It will also be used for military co-operation, naval exercises and rescue missions, said the Xinhua report. In fact, it has been Djibouti's lone long-term strategic partner.


More News

News
More News