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Political Research Wrap-Up: Not much of a recess for Congress.

2017 September 11

 

While Congress was on recess, discussion over hurricanes, white supremacists, and North Korea kept them from enjoying it.


Notable Public Statements:


Check out our latest piece. Click here to read “Rising Tensions with North Korea: A Timeline.”


Recent Legislation:

  • Health Care Amendments:

S Amdt 270: This amendment would have replaced the ACA with the Better Care Reconciliation Act, also known as the “repeal and replace” option.

S Amdt 271: Senate also voted on a bill that would have replaced the ACA with the “Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017,” or the “repeal-only” option.

S Amdt 340: This amendment would have expanded Medicare coverage, providing comprehensive health insurance for all United States residents.

S Amdt 667: The final health care vote to pass an amendment that would have replaced the ACA with the Health Care Freedom Act of 2017, or the “skinny repeal” option.

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