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NEW May 23 2017
“Not only do I think that is good fiscal sense, it allows to make it permanent in the Senate, which I think is so much more pro-growth than temporary tax cuts.” said Donald J. Trump speaking about Republican Party. It’s one of the 753 quotes about Republican Party you can find on this page. 419 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Paul Ryan and Jennifer Rubin. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Shaun M. Dougherty

In one sense it makes sense to me politically that the small-government arm of the Republican party would be focused on reducing overall federal expenditures, especially in places like education that are supposed to be reserved for the state. On the other hand, they've talked up career and technical education as a way in which the marketplace can interface with public education to improve labor-market preparation as well as educational outcomes.feedback

Paul Ryan

We can finally turn the page on the Obama era of bloated budgets that never balance. President Trump has proven his commitment to fiscal responsibility with a budget that will grow the economy.feedback

Fred Upton

I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall, why is this in our budget? But you know it's only a proposal, it never gets to his desk.feedback

Brendan Nyhan

One of the failures of the Republican Party is the way they let the birther movement metastasize – and that ultimately helped Donald Trump make it to the White House. We should worry about kind of pattern being repeated.feedback

George Ajjan

Pence has outstanding relationships with the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill of all stripes, not just the social conservatives. So there'd be clear alignment and rapid progress on healthcare, taxation, and many other key policy initiatives that have eluded the party over the past months as a result of Trump's unorthodox approach. The million-dollar question, of course, is how embattled Trump has to become before the 'do you really want it' idea is discreetly floated to Pence by his former House colleagues.feedback

James Comer

So much doom and gloom, . It can play games with your mind. Oh my God. Is the sheriff's office there? If you live here, you know somebody who looks like me, is on Medicaid, and is just not working. Yes sir, yes sir. I can imagine. I can't imagine. I saw some poll, nine out of 10 people who voted for Trump still would. I think that's true here. That's my assessment of the attitudes. Fifty-five points. There are 435 congressional districts in America. This was his fourth-best.feedback

James Comer

We used to ride together, go to O'Charley's, go to LongHorn. That never happens in D.C.feedback

James Comer

When that guy lifted up his shirt, the first thing I thought of is how lucky I am that my kids were born healthy.feedback

James Comer

No, it's that he's not a politician. He's not politically correct. He doesn't speak in sound bites. And that's what the American people want. I think we need to give him a chance. It's been 110 days. I'd like for y'all to keep up the good work. I don't think anybody would expect you to turn it all around in five months – or the president in 100 days. Especially when it's been going downhill for eight years.feedback

Doug Gross

I think a guy like Tom Cotton could actually hurt himself by coming out too early like this.feedback

Mark Brownstein

Devon is doing to the oil and gas industry what Donald Trump did to the Republican Party, pushing the whole agenda into a world of extremes.feedback

Erick Erickson

Trump could do even more damage to his party than Obama did to Democrats.feedback

Mike Huckabee

More than anyone, Roger knew how to frame the message and communicate it to the masses. The GOP has long had a problem speaking to people beyond the board room and country club - Roger changed that. He was a genius.feedback

Jack Ciattarelli

Politicians do not create jobs, I create jobs, Main Street creates jobs.feedback

Jack Ciattarelli

The lieutenant governor's answer to everything is audits. We need to move beyond the Christie-Guadagno era. The only way we win in November is with a new message, a new messenger and a new direction. And I'm not just talking about our policies, I'm talking about our politics. Are you saying that you never vetoed a single bill?feedback

Kim Guadagno

Let me get this straight Jack. You want the lieutenant governor to tip down the hall, pull off the desk a document and veto it?feedback

Kim Guadagno

I don't think we should argue about that, I think we can agree on something there.feedback

Milton Friedman

If a tax cut increases government revenues, you haven't cut taxes enough.feedback

Gabriel Sherman

Ailes' power and ruthlessness ... allowed him to take over the Republican Party and mold it to fit his paranoid world view. I WANT TO SEE HER LEGS.feedback

Anne Applebaum

Reading between the lines of the GOP's 2016 conversation about Trump and Russia.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Not only do I think that is good fiscal sense, it allows to make it permanent in the Senate, which I think is so much more pro-growth than temporary tax cuts.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Our members want to deliver on repeal and replace of Obamacare. They're really excited about fixing this broken tax code.feedback

Mitch McConnell

If the GOP loses the Montana and Georgia special elections, then that would make people more open to [impeachment].feedback

Karen Handel

It's been clear for some time that FBI Director Comey has lost the confidence of Republicans, Democrats and broader institutions, and his removal as FBI Director was probably overdue. I hope that the president will quickly nominate a strong, independent leader as the next director of the FBI and that the Senate will consider the nomination as quickly as possible.feedback

Greg Gianforte

The American people and the people in the FBI had lost confidence in [Comey's] leadership. I support the president in his decision to ask him to leave, he told the Wall Street Journal.feedback

Art Cashin

I think they're worried this is going to be a longer-standing event. They think there's very small chance now of tax reform.feedback

Mark Cabana - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

It's really ultimately a risk nothing gets done. Some Fed officials have put fiscal stimulus in their forecast. For those that have, if this drama continues and there is a lack of progress on that domestic agenda I would imagine they would have to adjust that.feedback

Aaron Kohli - BMO Capital Markets

I can see a scenario where a headline moves us 10 basis points lower in yield, but it's hard to see a scenario where a headline moves us 10 basis points higher.feedback

John Briggs - NatWest

You're reducing your odds on any timing and eventuality. [Tax reform] certainly is going to be later, if at all. Not that it won't happen, but this has the markets saying that there's more potential for this to be a political crisis than other events so far. It's hard to see a Senate-House conference on health care being called. In my mind, the market's making a judgment that this is not going to be a passing political, minor road bump. The market seems to be telling me that it's more than minor.feedback

Delvone Michael - World Food Programme

This victory will resonate nationally, showing that voters are eager for criminal justice reform. Voters are rejecting the same old 'tough on crime' platforms in favor of progressive policies that make our communities safe and just.feedback

Bob Corker

The White House has got to do something soon to bring itself under control and in order. It's got to happen. Obviously, they're in a downward spiral right now, and they've got to figure out a way to come to grips (with) all that's happening. If the report is true, it is very disturbing. Revealing classified information at this level is extremely dangerous and puts at risk the lives of Americans and those who gather intelligence for our country. The president owes the intelligence community, the American people and Congress a full explanation.feedback

Art Cashin

But if he begins to suffer any sizable defections among the Republicans, that's a problem. Back in the Watergate days, it was [then-Sen.] Howard Baker that stepped across the line and that's when Nixon knew he was in trouble.feedback

Art Cashin

[But] there is a perverse positive, not so much for the president but for the agenda, in that people are saying if Mr. Trump were to leave office Pence can work much better with Congress. So there might be some sense of reward there.feedback

Richard Kohn

Like dozens of other prominent GOP national security leaders, you may have publicly opposed Donald Trump's presidential campaign in harsh terms. (Or perhaps you found him appalling but kept your views to yourself.). Now that he will be moving into the White House, however, you must serve in a Trump administration if given the opportunity.feedback

Blake Farenthold

If Comey felt like the president was trying to obstruct justice, Comey would have been duty-bound to report it to the DOJ and act on it. And we're not hearing that happened. I think this is another example of whatever Trump does gets the worst possible spin.feedback

John McCain

The reports that the president shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials are deeply disturbing. Reports that this information was provided by a U.S. ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to America's allies and partners around the world and may impair their willingness to share intelligence with us in the future.feedback

H.R. McMaster

No, I stand by my statement that I made yesterday. But what I'm saying is really the premise of that article was false, that in any way the President had a conversation that was inappropriate or that resulted in any kind of lapse in national security.feedback

Susan Collins

I can tell you as a member of the Intelligence Committee, we had not been told that this had happened by this administration.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The story that came out tonight as reported is false. I was in the room. It didn't happen. There's nobody going out in the Republican party and repeating McMaster's talking points. I don't see how they get out of this one. This is too clean cut. The Republicans I don't think are going to go and try and defend him on this one.feedback

Orrin Hatch

I think that's way overblown. There isn't anybody who can run the White House without criticism and this man is subject to more criticism than any predecessor that I know of. They hate him. They didn't like the fact that he one. He beat their favorite. It was a remarkable election and they can't stand it, so they are going to do everything they can to destroy him. It's just that simple.feedback

Susan Collins

The disclosure of highly classified information has the potential to jeopardize sources and to discourage our allies from sharing future information vital to our security. There are conflicting reports about whether or not President Trump disclosed sensitive information to the Russians. Although the President has the legal authority to disclose classified information, it would be very troubling if he did share such sensitive reporting with the Russians.feedback

H.R. McMaster

The story that came out tonight, as reported, is false. Their on-the-record accounts should outweigh those of anonymous sources. It didn't happen.feedback

Tom Toles

As White House disarray spirals quickly into meltdown, Republicans are dividing their time between trying to persuade us that everything is fine, really, and trying to persuade themselves.feedback

Mitch McConnell

I read the Washington Post story and I read Gen. McMaster's response, which tends to refute the story – rebut the story. I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things, so that we can focus on agenda, which is deregulations, tax reform, repealing and replacing Obamacare.feedback

David L. O'Neal

I'm excited about what he's going to do for veterans. And just rebuilding the military in general.feedback

H.R. McMaster

The story that came out tonight, as reported, is false. As President I wanted to share with Russia…which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining…to terrorism and airline safety.feedback

Justin Amash

The administration should promptly share with Congress, in a classified setting, the precise details of the president's meeting.feedback

Mitch McConnell

I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things, so that we could focus on our agenda, which is deregulation, tax reform, and repealing and replacing Obamacare. I speak with him frequently. Well, we generally, no matter who the president is, generally don't pay too much attention to the president's budget. But we share some of his priorities. I think plussing of defense is something all Republicans think is important.feedback

Michael Gerhardt

If they can keep all 52 together, then it won't matter.feedback

John McCain

John Cornyn is highly qualified. I'd also put in a plug for Fran Townsend. Cornyn is fine, he's a great leader. But I think it might be kind of interesting and very important to have the first woman director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.feedback

Richard Blumenthal

Whoever is nominated to be FBI director should have no political background, should have, obviously, expertise and experience in criminal justice, preferably as a prosecutor. And should certainly take no loyalty oath to the president.feedback

Thom Tillis

I'd hate to lose him. My own selfish thing would be to say, Oh, he's a terrible person – don't do it.feedback

Lindsey Graham

I told him I thought he'd be a good FBI director under normal circumstances. But I think the politics of this is just – he gets it. He'd be an outstanding FBI director. But I just, quite frankly, think that last week made it tough.feedback

Karen Handel

This about who is the best person to go to Washington and represent the interests and priorities of residents of the 6th District. We should let the process play out. Thank God we have insurance and can meet our expenses, and they want to make that harder, if not impossible.feedback

Jim Paine

She has done it in county government and state government, and she's done it in the district.feedback

Trey Gowdy

Our country and the women and men of the FBI deserve a director with not only impeccable credentials but also one who can unite the country as we strive for justice and truth. I am confident that person will emerge. I shared with him two things: (1) the qualities I believe are indispensable for our next FBI Director to possess, and (2) my firm conviction that I would not be the right person. I greatly appreciate the Attorney General speaking with me and respecting my decision and I wish him wisdom as he interviews potential candidates.feedback

Jon Ossoff

Comey's firing raises severe questions. There should be bipartisan support for a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference.feedback

Tom Cole

The FBI is America's pre-eminent law enforcement agency. As such, it needs to be led by a person of unquestioned character and completely divorced from partisan politics.feedback

Paul DeMarco

I think what you're seeing is the natural evolution of the Republican Party in Alabama, which has become a one-party state statewide. Within that party, you've got a lot of factions, a lot of folks who feel this way or that.feedback

Chuck Schumer

The fact that they are bragging about these highlights how little else they have accomplished legislatively. They are giveaways to Big Oil, Big Gas, Big Coal, Big Mining and wealthy special interests.feedback

Neil Bradley

This regulation is the culprit, but collectively, that's what happens. Together, they affected a pretty broad base of the business community.feedback

John Cornyn

We are not under any deadlines, , so we are going to take our time.feedback

Orrin Hatch

Franky, I think if we can get a tax reform bill that would stimulate the economy, I don't think it has to be revenue neutral. Continued deficits and accumulated debt are a genuine threat to individual liberty, continued prosperity and national security.feedback

Raul Labrador

If you want to have real tax reform and a robust economy, you have to both reduce taxes and reduce spending. Now, if we're not going to reduce spending, I still want to give families their tax cut.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I'll be going around to different states. I'll be working hard for people running for Congress and the people running for the Senate. We can pick up a lot of seats, especially if it keeps going the way it's going now. And believe me, that damage was horrible. I'm working very hard here in Washington on the issues voters sent us here to fix, and we are fixing them rapidly. And really, I think you're going to be very proud of the end result. Don't forget, we set lots of records -- and I think we're going to do even better next time.feedback

Brian Coy

The governor is committed to this. We've never stopped looking for a way to bring these taxpayer dollars home. There are obstacles that we are working to overcome there, but we don't view the Stanley amendment to be one of them.feedback

William J. Howell

The clerk's actions were consistent with past practice under both Republican and Democrat speakers with both Republican and Democrat governors over the past 21 years. The (state) Supreme Court is abundantly clear about the limits of the governor's line-item veto authority and there is no doubt Governor McAuliffe exceeded that authority.feedback

Rod Blum

Quite frankly, this bill is a tweak of Obamacare. If you're on Medicaid, nothing's going to change.feedback

Tom Toles

We’ve been waiting to see what it takes to get the GOP to recognize that Donald Trump is not just unfit for the presidency, but is wildly, alarmingly, dangerously unfit.feedback

Ron Nehring

As someone who wants to win elections in California, I want every single day to be about making good on our promises, preferably. That being said, we don't always get that opportunity. We've seen that disconnect, right? Every day that something unexpected comes out of the White House, we see people freaking out. And then outside of Washington, it doesn't really have that big of an impact, because most people don't make a living day-by-day on every single development in the three coequal branches of government.feedback

David Bossie

I think the White House communications shop needs to do a little better, and I think they're going to get better at what they're doing. I think we had some mixed messages out there that didn't help matters at all. But the president made the decision to fire Jim Comey. How that happened and the semantics of the timeline, people can debate over the next couple days.feedback

Peter Goldberg

Even during the campaign, some people might have thought of him as brash and I just thought of it as just an average New Yorker. It wasn't bad, it's just part of the culture where he was living.feedback

Kris Warner

I expect nothing short of someone beyond reproach and (it) will be exactly what the country needs. Look at his Supreme Court pick. Very impressed with that, and I would expect him to do the same with the FBI.feedback

Dirk Haire

President Trump's style is chaos. Would I personally like that? No, it would drive me nuts. That's just the way he operates.feedback

Mike Poe

I don't see how he can say this won't affect people on Medicaid. People like me, not yet eligible for Medicare, are the ones who are vulnerable.feedback

Derek Reichenbecher

Without health care coverage, I'm dead. I'm dead [or] bankrupt. This is your amendment, sir. With that amendment, you brought [the AHCA] back from the dead. It's your's; you own it.feedback

Geoff Ginter

Health care is not like buying anything else. You cannot expect people to be good 'consumers' of health care. You're supposed to be vetting doctors and vetting hospitals and knowing what an MRI costs and knowing what a CT scan costs and a cardiac catheterization – how much does that cost? And is the cost different if I have this doctor or this doctor?feedback

Geoff Ginter

You want to make money off of me. And the reason you [don't want] to go to single-payer is not because you don't believe in it. It's because you know the insurance companies have a powerful lobby and they would decimate you. I have no value to an insurance company. I can't do anything to their CEO, I can't do anything to their employee. Nothing. I can argue until I'm blue in the face. But a single-payer, run by the government? Yeah, it's got problems, but it's also got elections, and you're going to find that out in 2018.feedback

Mitch McConnell

In just a few short months, we've turned a significant corner on how things operated under the Obama administration. Instead of going around Congress to push through regulations, the president is working with us to ease the burden. Instead of adding even more red tape to the federal register, we're breaking through it. Instead of promoting policies that hinder growth, we're pursuing ones that actually encourage it.feedback

Ed Lorenzen

To achieve balance it's going to require some heroic assumptions about both economic growth and unspecified future cuts in discretionary spending, and probably some other optimistic assumptions, to make the numbers work.feedback

Doug Wilder

Looking back on it, I am the only Democrat who said he wouldn't raise taxes and kept his word.feedback

Paul Waldman

Today, President Trump signed an executive order creating a “presidential advisory commission on election integrity.” But no one should be fooled: the purpose of this commission is to provide ammunition for Republican efforts at the state and federal level to suppress the votes of Democrats.feedback

John Thune

Of course there are unanswered questions, and I think the administration needs to give a more full explanation with respect to the timing and how it was done, the rationale for it. I think if they answer those questions as quickly and honestly as possible ... things will sort of get back to normal.feedback

Bob Corker

I think the White House, after multiple conversations with many people over the last 12-14 hours, understands that they've created a really difficult situation for themselves.feedback

Richard Burr

I think this made our task a little more difficult but it didn't make it impossible so we'll continue. I'm very confident we can get to the bottom of it, but we've got to be given the time and access to interview the right people.feedback

Ford O'Connell

The GOP knows from Georgia they shouldn't be patting themselves on the back. What they don't want to do is give the Democrats a narrative that says, We've broken the Trump metric.feedback

Chuck Schumer

We need to assure the American people that they can have confidence in our criminal justice system to conduct the Russia investigation impartially. All we are seeking is some assurance that the subject of this investigation is not able to influence it or, God forbid, quash it.feedback

John Thune

While this was ultimately a judgment call by the president, I think there are questions about timing that the administration and Justice Department are going to need to answer in the days ahead.feedback

Ted Cruz

I think the Democrats are engaged in a partisan fishing expedition.feedback

George W. Bush

I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free market.feedback

Sara Fagen

Even if you assume that their intentions were pure, and they fired him because of competence reasons, this just stinks to high heaven.feedback

Patty Murray

We know it makes a difference when women are in the room, and we know it makes a difference when women aren't in the room on what is brought up, how it's seen and how it's put together.feedback

J.D. Hickey - Humana

Again, I want to stress that our openness to this action is in now way a political decision. Nor is it a reflection of our perspective on the stability of individual Marketplace overall. In fact, we cant justify doing so based solely on current political uncertainty, but instead we believe it is an extension of our mission to serve our fellow Tennesseans, especially those who do not have other options for coverage.feedback

John Nehls

I am ecstatic. BlueCross BlueShield was who I had before. The biggest concern we have is what's going to happen in 2018. We do have coverage for this year on the Humana plan, but in 2018 there will be zero options in this county.feedback

Julie Mix McPeak

Their willingness to take this step and consider providing coverage for 2018 in the Knoxville area is a true commitment of theirs to the state of Tennessee. Time is of the essence for Congress to act and provide some level of indication of what the market regulatory perspective will be for 2018. The more certainty that we can provide around funding levels, reinsurance programs or any flexibility in Obamacare terms and conditions implications on the exchange will only add to the certainty that Blue Cross Blue Shield will participate in the Knoxville, area in 2018.feedback

Rod Blum

I'm done here. This is ridiculous. This is ridiculous. He's going to sit here and just badger me.feedback

Rod Blum

I don't represent all Iowans. You know I represent the First District of Iowa. That'd be like saying, shouldn't I be able to, even though I live in Dubuque, go vote in Iowa City in the election because I like to vote in that district instead. I'm done. This is ridiculous. This is ridiculous. You're going to sit here and just badger me. Well, we get there and we were ambushed. It was very apparent that he had an agenda. It's my right to say that this interview is over.feedback

Lindsey Graham

A bill – finalized yesterday, has not been scored, amendments not allowed, and 3 hours final debate – should be viewed with caution. You have better health care than we do.feedback

Bill Cassidy

There's a widespread recognition that the federal government, Congress, has created the right for every American to have health care. The House plan was scored by the Congressional Budget Office as actually raising premiums.feedback

Rod Blum

Well, we get there and we were ambushed; they didn't want to do anything on the Dream Center.feedback

Josh Scheinblum - ABC

Some would make the case that you represent all Iowans … shouldn't all Iowans have a voice at the table or at least have the option to? Would you still take donations from a Republican in Iowa City?feedback

J.D. Hickey - Humana

With our past losses and the continued uncertainties associated with the individual Marketplace, we are not willing to consider expanding our current footprint in 2018 beyond the addition of the Knoxville region, as the other geographies are currently covered by other carriers. We believe this fiscally conservative approach to limit our risk profile in this market continues to be in the best interest of all the members BlueCross serves across all lines of our business.feedback

Mark Brownstein

This was a longshot. Is there any bigger or badder opponent than the oil and gas industry? When you have local groups getting engaged and speaking out ... it's incredibly hard for any elected representative to ignore that.feedback

Jason Chaffetz

We will not allow that to happen and trust that nor will you.feedback

Patrick Toomey

It would be a good idea because it would give us a long-term tax cut rather than one that expires after a short time.feedback

Patrick Toomey

If you fix (the tax system) and you create a competitive, rational system, but then it expires in nine or 10 years, it is very difficult for businesses to plan.feedback

Rob Portman

Our own strategy, rather than relying on what the House did, is to look at this with fresh eyes and think, How do you ensure these people can continue to get coverage.feedback

Kevin Brady

We're going for the greatest growth for the greatest number of years.feedback

Maria Malas-Mroueh - Fitch Ratings

But this could make passing reforms more difficult if alliance-building leads to protracted negotiations or political compromises. If voting in the legislative election were to mirror the first-round presidential result, a fragmented parliament would emerge with gains for Le Pen's National Front and Jean-Luc Melenchon's far-left platform. A scenario of 'cohabitation' could ensue if the Republican Party were to win a parliamentary majority, making it more difficult for Macron to enact his programme.feedback

Mitch McConnell

The process will not be quick, or simple, or easy. But it must be done. It is the least both parties owe to countless Americans who suffer under Obamacare and will continue to suffer if we do not act. To those who suffer already, my message is this. We hear you and Congress is acting.feedback

John Oliver

It is dangerous to assume that this bill will die on its own. Your senators are incredibly important right now. And they're going to recess soon, so you need to let them know how you feel about this.feedback

John Oliver

You turned through every page? That's not how you read a bill – that's how you check a bill for spiders.feedback

John Oliver

They took a bad thing and managed to make it even worse. It's like watching Mariah Carey's Glitter and saying, You know what this needs? Jar Jar Binks.feedback

Ed Rogers

The Democrats and their allies in the media want you to believe two conflicting “certainties” about the recently passed House Republican health-care bill. First, they want you to think that this bill doesn’t amount to anything - that it’s not a victory for Trump, will never become law, and has been completely disregarded by the Senate. Second, they want you to think that Republicans’ repeal-and-replace bill is a catastrophic development for the GOP and the nation - that it will cost Republicans their majority, is certainly political suicide for the party as a whole, and is already adversely affecting the health of many Americans. But the health-care bill simply cannot amount to nothing on the one hand and deal a fatal blow to the entire Republican Party and be a plague on the population on the other.feedback

Reince Priebus - Republican National Committee

There are some times in life you have to do what's right, not what's politically expedient. We're going to do something better and we're going to do our job as legislators to get this thing done. I think that the Republican Party will be rewarded.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

The American people now have to judge them by how they have acted -- not by how we have characterized what they stand for. Now, they are on record.feedback

Paul Ryan

This is one stage in a multistage legislative process. You know how this works. They pass a bill through the House. Then they pass a bill through the Senate. And then you go to conference and iron out the differences.feedback

Susan Collins

First of all, the House bill is not going to come before us. The Senate is starting from scratch. We're going to draft our own bill. And I'm convinced that we're going to take the time to do it right. Speaker Ryan today said that he hoped that the Senate would improve the House bill. I think we will do so and that we will come up with a whole new fresh approach that solves the legitimate flaws that do exist with the ACA, where we have seen, in some markets, insurers fleeing so people won't be able to buy subsidized insurance. But it will keep some of the benefits of the ACA.feedback

Geoff Garin

There's already a lot more energy and engagement among Democratic voters, and this is going to put the enthusiasm gap on steroids for Democrats.feedback

Mark Shields

The House Republican majority was in far greater jeopardy had we not repealed Obamacare.feedback

Andrew Kim

We have an opportunity to take down the person who was the author of Trumpcare 2.0. He owns every part of this.feedback

Angel Padilla

Progressives are going to hang this around the necks of every one of those Republicans. These Republicans voted to take away peoples' health care. This is going to come back to bite them.feedback

Raul Labrador

That line is so indefensible. Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care. Over the last few months, I have been working to improve the AHCA, joining with my colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus. We have negotiated legislation that keeps our promise to the American people to lower health care costs while also protecting those with per-existing conditions. Furthermore, unlike the first version of AHCA, our bill showed it had enough support to actually pass the House.feedback

Zoey Jordan Salsbury

So we've been suggesting people send them to the district offices. Someone suggested a glitter bomb. People are not pleased with him. It's horrifying and they deserve to know it. It's funny. And powerful. And could be something terrible.feedback

Paul Waldman

It is no exaggeration to say that if it were to become law, this bill would kill significant numbers of Americans.feedback

Raul Labrador

That line is so indefensible. Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care. All across Idaho, families and small-business owners are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing health care costs caused by Obamacare. The people of Idaho know Obamacare is a disaster and want it fully repealed. Since I was first elected to Congress, I've been working to repeal Obamacare and that includes opposing the first version of the American Health Care Act.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

Anytime he's called on it, he says that Congress has the right to conduct oversight. And while Congress does have that right, it is the height of hypocrisy for him to take such extraordinary measures to shield himself from the oversight of the American public. People should ask themselves: 'What is he trying to hide?feedback

Josh Holmes

I don't think anyone in the Senate is going to be bullied into artificial benchmarks or timelines. It will be a very different process that will look very different from the one that we just saw unfolding in the House.feedback

Ron Wyden

Convening a group of men behind closed doors to scheme how to make care worse for women is as gutless as it gets, @SenateGOP.feedback

Avik Roy - Forbes

While repeal and replace of Obamacare has attracted the most attention, this Medicaid piece is very important and again, something that conservatives and Republicans have talked about from a long time.feedback

Paul Ryan

We've been dreaming of this since I've been around – since you and I were drinking at a keg.feedback

John Holahan

All the evidence that is out there -- that we've pulled together and other people have -- is that Medicaid is a pretty low cost program. It's so much more expensive to put people in private plans.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The House of Representatives … passed a bill that would kick thousands of hardworking Montanans off of their health insurance and raise premiums by hundreds of dollars a month.feedback

Fred Upton

We can now say that they are, with the adoption of this amendment.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

I happened to be the majority leader and the former whip. I know my members well. The president gives me a list of who he thinks would be best to talk to on the list. And he was right. They all voted for the bill.feedback

Maxine Waters

Anytime he's called on it, he says that Congress has the right to conduct oversight. And while Congress does have that right, it is the height of hypocrisy for him to take such extraordinary measures to shield himself from the oversight of the American public. People should ask themselves: What is he trying to hide?feedback

Tom Cole

He pointed out, Look, I'm the guy who had to go tell the president of the United States last time we don't have the votes. I'm the guy who had to sit there and make the argument we shouldn't put it up now because we have an opportunity to come back another day.feedback

Jeb Hensarling

I can't do a good James Brown, but I feel good. This economy is poised to take off, but it's not going to take off as long as Dodd-Frank in its current form remains on the book. It's important that we get tax reform done. It's important we get health care reform done, but it's also important we pass the Financial Choice Act passed.feedback

David Dillon - Society Of Actuaries

About one percent of the population incurs 30 percent of the costs. The premiums are going to come down. However, those 30 percent of the claims aren't going away. They have to be funded somehow.feedback

Marilyn Tavenner

The tax credit should be enhanced to reduce premiums and better meet the needs of people with low and modest incomes, are older, or live in areas with high health care costs. The American Health Care Act needs important improvements to better protect low- and moderate-income families.feedback

Kevin Counihan

We just don't know how big the number of states are [that will opt in]. Two is fine. Fifteen – not close to enough.feedback

Paul Ryan

We still have a lot of work to do to get this signed into law, and I know our friends in the Senate are eager to get to work. We are going to see that work through. You know why we're going to see this work through? Because the issues are just too important. The stakes are just too high.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I tell you, people suffered so badly with the ravages of Obamacare. As far as I'm concerned your premiums will come down. This will get passed through the Senate. I feel so confident.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

When you know the facts and you care about people, you can't possibly vote for the bill that they voted for today. So ... either they don't know, they don't care or both.feedback

Paul Ryan

You know, a lot of us have been waiting seven years to cast this vote. Many of us are here because we pledged to cast this very vote... Are we going to meet this test? Are we going to be men and women of our word? Are we going to keep the promises that we made? Or are we going to falter? No.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We have an amazing group of people behind us. They worked so hard, they worked so long. This has brought the Republican party together.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Yes, premiums will be coming down. Yes, deductibles will be coming down. But very importantly, its a great plan and ultimately thats what its all about. This has brought the Republican Party together. I went through two years of campaigning and I'm telling you: No matter where I went, people are suffering so badly with the ravages of ObamaCare. We're going to get this passed through the Senate, I feel so confident.feedback

Andrew Gurman

The bill passed by the House today will result in millions of Americans losing access to quality, affordable health insurance and those with pre-existing health conditions face the possibility of going back to the time when insurers could charge them premiums that made access to coverage out of the question. The AMA urges the Senate and the Administration to work with physician, patient, hospital and other provider groups to craft bipartisan solutions so all American families can access affordable and meaningful coverage, while preserving the safety net for vulnerable populations.feedback

Markwayne Mullin

Pre-existing conditions have never been on the table. There's been a lot of confusion about it. We're actually protecting people with pre-existing conditions, at the same time giving them the ability to actually shop health care that works for them. It's going to allow the patient to be able to go hunt or shop actually in a market where people are competing for our business again.feedback

John Faso

They are not a serious party. They believe in show and theater and spectacle and you saw that in that display they had out there.feedback

Chuck Schumer

This bill is going nowhere fast in the United States Senate. Rather than trying to pass a different version of the same Trumpcare bill that would mean higher costs and less care, Senate Republicans should refuse to follow their House colleagues over a cliff, reject repeal, and work with Democrats to improve our health care system in a bipartisan way.feedback

Paul Ryan

[I've] only been a politician for a short period of time. How am I doing? Am I doing okay? I'm president. Heh! Hey, I'm president!feedback

Andrew Gurman

The history of high-risk pools demonstrates that Americans with pre-existing conditions will be stuck in second-class health care coverage – if they are able to obtain coverage at all.feedback

Leana Wen

Right now, the Affordable Care Act protects those with pre-existing conditions. States could allow insurers to set much higher rates for patients who have a pre-existing condition. That's terrifying, because patients could in essence be priced out of coverage. I remember seeing a patient in his mid-20s who had a seizure disorder. He would have had to pay like $8,000 a month for health insurance. . This is not about people paying a few dollars more a month. These are preventable deaths and I saw them every day in the ER.feedback

Andrew Gurman

High-risk pools are not a new idea. Prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, 35 states operated high-risk pools, and they were not a panacea for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions.feedback

Leana Wen

She stopped taking her medications, and came in while in cardiac arrest. This is literally a life or death issue.feedback

Barry Loudermilk

It is a concern, but at this point we have to move forward. The American people are clear they want this done, so I think we have to strike when the iron's hot.feedback

Bob Corker

That's not the way it's going to work. To be honest.feedback

Mark Meadows

This is a good day for the American people and the president of the United States. He personally engaged in a real way to make a difference.feedback

Raul Labrador

What I can guarantee is that more Americans will be helped by this plan than Obamacare has helped. More people will have their premiums lowered, more people will have lower out of pocket costs more people will have access to these high risk pools.feedback

Katie Baker

The Republican Party is so disconnected from working Virginians that they freely admit that the only way they can win is to 'fundamentally alter the electorate,' . That strategy is consistent with their repeated attempts to block redistricting reform, as rigging the maps through gerrymandering accomplishes the same end: the fundamental alteration of the electorate.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it – away from the fog of the controversy.feedback

Paul Ryan

I don't think we should pass bills that we haven't read that we don't know what they cost.feedback

Thomas Garrett

Oh, gosh. Let's put it this way: People in my office have read all parts of the bill. I don't think any individual has read the whole bill. That's why we have staff. I have said all along that it was sort of hypocrisy for us to lament passing a bill without finding out what's in it and then to do the same thing. But I think that was with the original [Republican] bill. So that's how it's different from what happened in 2009.feedback

Pamela Banks - Consumers Union of US

This bill strips the CFPB of most of its power and would leave consumers vulnerable to fraud, hidden fees and costly gotchas by banks and unscrupulous financial firms.feedback

Greg Sargent

House GOP leaders are confidently forging ahead with the repeal-and-replace vote today, and they are laughing off questions as to why they would go forward despite their willfully premature and dim understanding of how the measure might impact millions of Americans and one-sixth of the U.S. economy. They are doing this without seeing a nonpartisan analysis of their new bill from the Congressional Budget Office — which will, conveniently, allow them to conceal the full truth of what they are voting for from their constituents.feedback

Dave Brat

If they revise it, there's no way. Have you been watching for the last few months how tight this is, and you're going to shift this one or the other? Good luck, you don't have to be Einstein to game theory that one.feedback

Mitch McConnell

When they send it over here, it'll be a real big challenge on the Senate side as well, and you'll have an opportunity to file lots of stories about the discussions as we move toward trying to achieve that.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Even if the new version of Trumpcare passes the House – and we hope that it does not – its chances for survival in the Senate are small. We don't even know if the new version would survive under the rules of reconciliation.feedback

Greg Walden

I think we're on the right track here. Obviously it's a work in progress, but I think we're on the right track.feedback