The Finance Committee could vote as early as Friday on the bill. Passage by the Democrat-dominated panel is virtually assured, but Democrats are eager to win the vote of Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (Maine), the only Republican on the committee who has expressed any support for the measure.
Snowe said Wednesday that she was relieved to see that the cost of expanding coverage remained below Obama’s limit of $900 billion over the next decade. “But we have a lot to review,” she said.
She urged committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) to wait until next week for a final vote. “It’s a critical vote. . . . I would rather have the comfort level of having had sufficient time to analyze it.”
The 80-year-old senator’s hospitalization comes hours after he was sworn in to preside over the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Students and families suffer while the teachers’ unions flex their muscles.
The administration hopes to have enough vaccine supply for almost the entire U.S. population by the end of summer.
Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO’s health emergencies program, made his comments on Friday.
The point of order resolution was put forward by McConnell's colleague from Kentucky, Rand Paul.
President Biden signed the order halting deportations for 100 days on January 20, several hours after his inauguration.