How to vote this year: Republicans will need 60% support to pass Obamacare repeal
Republicans need 60 percent support to repeal the Affordable Care Act without Democratic support and move forward on tax reform, a new analysis finds.
Republicans need 60 votes to pass the health care bill, which passed the Senate late last week, but they must still pass a budget resolution by Sept. 9.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP says they’re moving forward with Kavanaugh vote ahead of Sept. 29 deadline GOP senator: We’ll pass tax bill in a few days McConnell, who faces reelection in Kentucky, is facing the pressure to find votes in the Senate to pass his healthcare bill.
Democrats have vowed to block the GOP health care plan, calling it a giveaway to the wealthy.
Democrats are already facing pressure to hold off on tax cuts and other major policy items, with Vice President Mike Pence making it clear he will not support them, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.
House Speaker Paul Ryan Paul Davis RyanHouse passes sweeping healthcare package with only Republican votes in Senate Dem lawmaker calls for probe into Trump’s health secretary MORE (R-Wis.) is expected to unveil his healthcare legislation in the coming days.
But Democrats say they will not allow Republicans to ram through legislation that is unpopular with the American public, while Democrats are trying to push the party to hold a vote on the tax plan, which could help Republicans come up with enough votes to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to pass it.
If the Senate fails to pass its own healthcare bill, the GOP will need the support of all 50 members of the House to move forward with its tax overhaul and other measures, according a Democratic aide familiar with Democratic deliberations.