Two leading Republican senators are under fire from religious groups for blocking a widely supported bill that would help combat the slaughter of Christian minorities across the Middle East, according to multiple sources familiar with the legislation.
Leaders of the effort to defund the health care law pointed to Friday’s vote to defund Obamacare as a legislative victory and provided additional insight into their plan if the legislation does not succeed in the Senate on Sunday.
Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) said the government should significantly increase the tax credit for children as part of a tax reform proposal that he introduced in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute Tuesday afternoon.
Republican lawmakers reiterated their calls on Tuesday to defund the Affordable Care Act and tried to refocus attention on an issue that has been largely overshadowed by developments in Syria.
Appearing on four Sunday news shows, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew addressed questions on the overall state of the economy, the impending debt ceiling debate, and the president’s comments on Washington’s attention to “phony scandals.”
Twelve senators sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) Thursday afternoon declaring their intention to vote against any bill that contains funding for Obamacare.
The House Judiciary Committee passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks Wednesday afternoon in a party line vote and over the vocal objections of committee Democrats.