Trump Pushing for Vote on Health Bill, but Stumbling Blocks Remain – WSJ

Still, congressional leaders were celebrating a small victory Sunday night, when they announced a deal on a measure that would fund the government through September before a Saturday shutdown deadline. Lawmakers announced late Sunday that they had reached agreement on a package, and would vote on it early this week. 

Avoiding a shutdown is huge news. President Trump can’t sell nuanced policy wonk type legislation as well as he sells visceral stuff like the wall. That is not a knock on him. No one could. 

The faster he placates some of the less sturdy GOPers with tax reform and upstages Ryan with a new healthcare bill, the sooner he can advance the wall. A shutdown is the type of political theatre shitlib Scumer thrives in, and it was avoided. Big win under the radar.


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