Significant developments since the devastating CBO report was released just three hours ago: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has reiterated his opposition to what he called a “terrible” bill, and just now Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) announced that she too opposes the bill. Notably, both senators said they would vote against a motion to proceed to the bill. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) launched a spirited attack on the bill last week, in his home state, at a press conference with his own governor. So at this stage, assuming no wobbliness from one of these three, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lacks the votes to pass the bill. That’s not a small assumption: wobbliness can still happen. But as it stands now, McConnell has a lot of work to do.
|October 1, 2023 12:00 a.m.
About an hour ago Punchbowl News sent out an email: “Special Edition: How Congress Averted a Shutdown.” It includes a…
|September 30, 2023 6:09 p.m.
Ditto to everything David says below to this denouement of the latest House GOP clown show. The big picture: House…
|September 30, 2023 3:54 p.m.
At long last Kevin McCarthy came to his senses – or at least saw no other path.
|September 29, 2023 3:26 p.m.
As of today we are seeing more and more reporting that House Freedom Caucus hardliners may actually force a vote…