Which of the House GOP’s new House rules will be most difficult for President Trump to reverse?
The House is on pace to pass a resolution to repeal Obamacare, and House Republican leaders say the vote is not close.
But that’s not a slam dunk for Republicans, and they’ve been working behind the scenes to avoid the embarrassment of a major government shutdown in the coming weeks.
Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced Wednesday that the House would vote on the resolution on Thursday, the final day of the 114th Congress.
The resolution would repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion.
It would also repeal the mandate for people to buy insurance and eliminate the Medicaid waiver for those with pre-existing conditions.
That’s the kind of vote that Trump has been working to get passed in order to push through legislation on taxes, defense, and the debt limit.
House leaders have made it clear that they plan to use the resolution as a bargaining chip with Democrats to try to persuade them to vote to fund the government through a continuing resolution.
The GOP has been trying to avoid a shutdown by passing a resolution in September that would fund the federal government through Sept. 30.
But the resolution, if approved, would have left Republicans unable to pass anything, including a continuing funding resolution.
Republicans say that would have caused chaos, and a shutdown could have left the country without the funding needed to keep the lights on.
In order to avoid that, House GOP leaders have been working around the clock on a plan to avoid this kind of drama.
The plan, which was first reported by the Associated Press, would force Democrats to vote against the resolution.
They would have to vote no on the continuing resolution in order for it to pass.
The House GOP has long tried to make the resolution more difficult to pass than a regular spending resolution.
But the latest plan includes a provision that would make it much more difficult for Republicans to move legislation on any other issue.
Democrats say that’s a good idea, but the House could still pass a bill with the new rule changes.
The Congressional Budget Office said the repeal of the individual health care mandate would reduce the federal deficit by $1.3 trillion over the next decade.
That’s a lot of money, but it’s less than what would be lost by repealing the Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Democrats are trying to make it very clear that the Medicaid plan will cost the government money, and that Republicans will be responsible for paying for it.
That could be a difficult line to cross for them.