The GOP-backed American Health Care Act, which advanced with a vote of 217 to 213, still must be debated in the closely divided Senate, where formal debate isn’t expected to begin until June. The vote marks an achievement for President Trump, who has pledged to repeal and replace Obamacare, but has struggled to secure legislative wins early in his presidency.
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At a minimum, the House bill is expected to undergo major changes in the Senate, where it will be subject to unlimited amendments and it could even be introduced in a different form than it has taken in the lower chamber.
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After seven years of insisting the Affordable Care Act was jammed through without scrutiny, House Republicans brushed off questions about whether they read the new bill or why they needed to vote before a cost estimate was ready.
President Trump is expected to sign the measure, which includes more than $15 billion in new defense spending and $1.5 billion in money for U.S. border security, ahead of the Friday deadline to keep the government from shutting down.
White House officials said the trip would be an effort to unite three of the world’s leading religious faiths in the common cause of fighting terrorism, reining in Iran, and “unifying the world against intolerance.”
A commentary published by state media offered a rare, direct criticism of China, warning that “a string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China every day only to render the present bad situation tenser.”
After the “Late Show” host made an oral-sex joke about President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, calls for his firing were swift. But Colbert has a history of responding to controversy with non-apologies and more jokes.