House Republicans are looking forward to the release on Wednesday of a congressional estimate could force to their recently passed ” ObamaCare replacement bill, you to, back to the drawing Board.
The GOP-led house, the bill passed earlier this month. To mark while President Trump held a ceremony in the White house, the power was not sent legislation to the Senate.
This is because the house is waiting for the final audit of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the estimate is the impact of the bill. And the legislation must hit certain deficit-reduction targets — a savings of at least $2 billion — to allow the GOP-led Senate, the use of special rules and pass it with a simple majority.
When the final CBO ‘score’, the house bill does not meet the objectives, then the chamber of the GOP leaders may have to revise, and then hold a further vote.
House Republicans say that a re-vote is unlikely. But the possibility of leaders in a wait-and-see mode-and since there is no guarantee for a revised bill could pass in a second vote, taking into account the scope of some Republican members in their districts after the first round.
House Democrats have taken up the option of a do-over, with Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat, is open to question House majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on the matter.
“It will be a run-off election necessary?” Hoyer, asked the California Republican, last week on the House floor.
To answer when McCarthy appeared, indirectly, Hoyer continued: “you think that you are not in compliance with the Byrd rule. … You may have to vote again. … You have no idea what the CBO has come to with the next week. I would hope that the majority of the leaders, a clear picture would help us, if we take into account this invoice again, or send it to the United States Senate, no matter how flawed they may be.”
The “Byrd rule,” is the provision that would allow the Senate to pass such a deficit-reduction bill with a simple 51 vote majority. This is known as the budget reconciliation process, and the GOP was able to spare the leader of the corral almost impossible, the 60 votes, an ObamaCare replacement bill.
In the next year between elections are, about the entire process. Even if the house bill to the Senate without another vote of the Senate still plans to make changes to the bill means this could be a further vote will be necessary weeks or months from now.
With other Republican President Trump the legislation promotes from the White house, house GOP leaders cancel had to. a vote on the original overhaul bill earlier this year, in the midst of a lack of support The revised law passed earlier this month by a 217-213 margin.
Fox News’ Joseph Weber, Chad Pergram and Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.