Congress on Friday approved a budget framework that would smooth the way for an eventual vote on dismantling the outgoing president’s signature health care law. The House voted 227-198 for the measure, following a vote in the Senate earlier this week.
An influential conservative group is urging the Republican-led House to postpone its looming leadership vote, potentially offering House Speaker Paul Ryan a chance to get his ‘house’ in order at a time when his detractors are renewing threats to oust him in the aftermath of the “chaotic” 2016 election.
Tuesday night, Congressional lawmakers plan to announce an agreement night to delay three ObamaCare taxes as part of final-stretch talks to complete a massive, year-end spending and tax package. The delays to the health care law’s medical device tax, so-called “Cadillac tax” and health insurance tax will be part of a larger tax break package that is expected to pass.