(Worthy News) – President Donald Trump is encouraging the Senate to pass a bill proposed by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.) to repeal and replace Obamacare, and one administration official said Tuesday that Trump will sign the legislation if it makes it to his desk.
A White House official told CNN that Trump wants the opportunity to sign the Graham-Cassidy bill, which would replace the federal structure of Obamacare with block grants for states. Its backers have until Sept. 30 to win over enough Republican senators to pass the legislation by a simple majority, before the GOP will need Democratic support to do so.
Trump has called lawmakers urging them to support the bill, saying this could be their last chance to fulfill the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. According to White House pool reports, Trump even called Graham at 10:30 p.m. Monday night to emphasize the importance of passing the bill.
If Republicans do not pass it by Sept. 30, they would lose the chance to use the reconciliation process to overhaul Obamacare by a simple majority. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said he plans to bring the bill to the House floor if it passes the Senate. [ Source: Washington Free Beacon (Read More…) ]