Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time that a pre-recess vote on healthcare reform is unlikely.
“We’re going to take a little longer to get it right,” Durbin told The Hill when asked about the oft-stated goal of a vote on or before Aug. 7, when a monthlong Senate recess begins. “Initially we had hoped for a full vote by then, but I don’t think it’s going to be possible.
Delaying the vote until after Labor Day would all but erase hopes of getting a bill to President Obama by mid-October, since the House and Senate versions would have to be reconciled in conference negotiations — assuming they pass their chambers.
New York may have undercounted coronavirus nursing home deaths in the state by as much as half, the state attorney general’s office said Thursday in a report.
Dictator António Salazar was not a ‘model’ leader, despite the claims of a bizarre effort to whitewash his history.
The Democrats’ late hit will only end up costing them.
China sent fighter jets and bombers into the Taiwan Strait and the island’s southwestern air defense identification zone over the weekend.
Senator Tim Kaine said he has drafted a censure resolution and may introduce the measure as soon as next week.
Biden’s argument that racial animus is an omnipresent force in American life only sows discord and makes reforms harder to achieve.