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I like Speaker Ryan. He worked very, very hard. A lot of different groups. He's got a lot of factions. And there's been a long history of liking and disliking, even within the Republican Party, long before I got here. I'm not going to speak badly about anybody within the party.
Obamacare is failing the American people and I deeply appreciate the efforts of the Speaker and the president to keep our promise to repeal and replace it. I share their disappointment that this effort came up short.
If they can get past this and move on to Trump's other programs, the market will breathe a sigh of relief. It's hard to know, after this week, how much of that was priced in. … It's not going to be [a corporate tax rate of] 15 or 20 percent. It could be 25 percent or 30 percent. It will be incremental. It will be tax reform light because you won't have the savings from repeal and replace.
That was the definition of anticlimactic. I don't think it necessarily spells doom and gloom for the rest of the pro-growth agenda. The one thing is it does complicate tax reform because the way the rules were for the budget, this was going to clear some room in terms of spending. It doesn't mean it's [health care] going to be permanently dead. It could play out over the next several months.
If the president didn't deliver 100 percent, you were bound to get some kind of insecurity in the stock market, but I think what people are forgetting is the underlying fundamentals are still there, and that's what's going to drive the stock market.
That will be interesting because we will get the deflator, and we'll see if the Fed gets its 2 percent inflation target. Even if it's flat on the headline, you will get to 2 percent year over year for the first time since April 2012.
If you're an investor and you're going to watch Washington, you're probably going to get an ulcer. You can remain sane and follow the fundamentals or you can drive yourself nutty and follow Washington. The market right now is following Washington and you're seeing the jitteriness in the market. If Washington continues to govern like Keystone Cops, the market will not react positively.
We just pulled it. I don't blame Paul.
Within the hospital group, there's select opportunities. You do have to be aware, as I mentioned earlier with some of these companies, there's high levels of debt. So the two that we are recommending have moderate levels of debt as well as, in the case of HCA, fairly stable volumes and in the case of UHS, very strong volumes.
But certainly the bill that they're voting on in the House today would be very negative for the hospital industry. It eliminates coverage for 24 million people. At the same time, it does not eliminate the Medicare rate cuts that the hospital industry had given when Obamacare was passed.
Thanks to this law, more than 20 million Americans have gained the security and peace of mind of health insurance. Thanks to this law, more than 90 percent of Americans are insured – the highest rate in our history. Thanks to this law, the days when women could be charged more than men and Americans with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage altogether are relics of the past. America is stronger because of the Affordable Care Act.
The House will be voting on the American Health Care Act, the current vote is scheduled for 3:30.
I will not sugarcoat this, this is a disappointing day for us. The president gave his all. … This is a setback, no two ways about it. But it is not the end of the story.
After some high-fiving, a drink or two and wiping away their tears of joy, Democrats should reflect on what opportunities the GOP health-care fiasco has opened up. President Trump despises failure and will now be famished for a “win.” That gives Democrats the chance to make some deals.
This bill is pure greed, and real people will suffer and die from it.
After seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan! The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
What is he, the word pope? Who is he to say that? That's just ridiculous.
Folks, this is a symbol of heritage. It is not a symbol of racism. It is not a symbol of slavery. I'm proud to be here with this flag.
I don't fly the Confederate flag on my property, but I'm not going to try to belittle or embarrass anybody who wants to do that. … I think these cultural issues are very important. I really do. I just think political correctness is a limitation on our First Amendment freedoms.
Ask me anything. YES. I will kick them all out.
The Senate will not like this bill.
There's no question we have left everything on the field.
My prior votes to repeal all or parts of Obamacare underscore what I have long argued - we need a better healthcare system. After listening to constituents, business leaders and medical professionals throughout my district, I came to the conclusion the American Health Care Act was not a better solution.
It's creating an utter mess because there will be federal rules, which will govern everything else, and state rules in tax credits.
The speaker has done everything he can. You can't force people to vote.
We're the legislative body last I looked, not the president.
We'll see what happens.
The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
Too many people on our team feel like we have team members that are not, they're deserting us.
Depending on how they break, it's like this might not even be close. I'm not predicting anything but that's how I'm looking at it. I'm taking my refuge in the impacts on my district in Nevada.
We'll see what happens. The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
. He's calling for a straight repeal of former President Barack Obama's 2010 health law, despite the long odds of ever getting the Senate to go that far.
We came really close today but we came up short. ... This is a disappointing day for us. It's a really good question. I wish I had a better answer for you.
He's there for three-and-a-half more years. He better be careful. He's got a lot of issues coming.
The president has said he wants the vote tomorrow.
During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump said he would replace Obamacare with “something terrific.” In February, he assured us he was putting together something “wonderful.” He would cover “everybody,” he said in an interview with The Post. He once bragged that he was the only GOP candidate to promise not to touch Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. He never would give particulars, other than to say he would allow insurers to sell plans across state lines (which has never been feasible since it involves the upfront challenge of setting up a network of doctors).
You watch, it will be one of your really fantastic decisions. We'll see what happens. Yes. The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!
Does this mean all of the promises, and optimism that partially caused the markets to rally, fades away as the GOP and President fail to get on the same page?
Republicans are moving full speed ahead with President Trump on the first pro-growth tax reform in a generation.
They have made clear that is their belief. But I have talked to senators who say that not only has it not been adjudicated, but it hasn't even really been presented in a meaningful way, so that narrative is simply not a narrative based on fact. It's based on conjecture and belief – which I think it's a deeply held belief for them, but it's not based on fact.
A promise that looked like a political winner when they started talking about it seven years ago is now beginning to look like a massive political headache.
It is our leadership team that has set an arbitrary deadline – we are happy to keep working with the White House and the leadership team but we don't think the arbitrary deadline of [Thursday] really means anything.
At this point, some of the provisions here do not lower health-care costs enough ... for my constituents. We've got to make sure it lowers health costs. The president's engagement is unparalleled. The president has made some very good-faith gestures.
I'm disappointed that they even has as many votes as they apparently do.
I believe progress is being made.
We are going to take a big step backward and we're going to call it progress. Right now Medicaid pays for half the births, one-third of all pediatric care and most of the long-term care in this country. It also cares for many people that are disabled. So it's a big program that covers a lot of people and we need to be very careful about the changes we make.
Instead of imposing arrogant and paternalistic mandates, it would increase choice and competition, creating a vibrant market where every American will have access to quality, affordable coverage.
While I've been in Congress, I can't recall a more universally detested piece of legislation than this GOP health care bill.
We will reach a conclusion on health care next week. We'll either pass something that will achieve a goal that we've been working on, or not.
What about men having to purchase prenatal care? I'm just . . . is that not correct? And should they?
I don't need maternity benefits because I don't expect I'll be expecting. Truth be told, I don't think I'm alone in thinking that. There are women who frankly don't want to pay for procedures they're never going to need either.
What I've read bothers me, and I think it should bother the president himself and his team. It all depends on one's definition of spying.
A credible investigation cannot be conducted this way.
I deeply regret my comments on such an important topic. I know several individuals whose lives have been saved by mammograms, and I recognize how essential they are to women's health. I never intended to indicate otherwise, and I apologize for my comments.
He's the first time you have a real independent. He's turned against the Republican Party, and he's vehemently against the media, justifiably so to some degree, and I find this a very significant novelty. I see significant changes and significant new approaches. Trump and Bernie Sanders stuck out because he's authentic. And it's mysterious how Trump is getting away with literally everything. I see it with great, strange fascination. Very, very unusual. In my profession, you have to know the heart of men. I have taken less than 10 aspirins in my whole life.
You may be a great negotiator. Rookie's error for bringing this up on a day when clearly you're not ready.
I believe this bill, in its current form, will lead to the loss of coverage and make insurance unaffordable for too many Americans.
This election, I saw members of my party marginalizing and condemning minorities, ethnic or otherwise, and making demeaning comments towards women. I wanted very badly to see the Republican Party denounce his comments, and that didn't happen.
There's always additional information that comes out before it's concluded.
Wiretapping was in quotes. What I'm talking about is surveillance. I guess, I can't be doing so badly, because I'm president, and you're not.
Health insurance is confusing enough as is. Rolling back benefit standards and allowing insurers to make coverage decisions would add to that confusion. And it would put millions of Americans at risk for having a health insurance card but remaining under-insured.
It's almost certainly the case that repealing benefit requirements would raise the cost of the AHCA since more people would use tax credits.
One answer is because someday you may be sick and that's the way that insurance works. It is true that women get pregnant but men kind of help them get pregnant.
An agreement is needed from my party.
President Trump’s poll numbers, dreadful from the start of his term, have drifted even lower. His rock-solid support from his base has started to crumble.
Our seniors on Medicare already struggle to make each dollar stretch.
At some point we have to cowboy up and prove we can govern.
The #NeverTrump Republicans warned that by electing a pathologically dishonest, intellectually vapid president, the GOP would soon destroy its own credibility. In just the past 24 hours, we have seen ample proof of that.
I think probably what's happening is, it's starting to really sink in to people that we are going to have a vote tomorrow. The future of our Republican Party in Congress and the welfare of generations of Americans and their health care is on the line. The American people gave us this opportunity, and shame on us if we squander this opportunity.
Keeping Obamacare's job-killing taxes that discourage work rather than reward it is not the answer.
How could you possibly look out America and decide that the problem is that rich people don't have enough money and the Medicare trust fund is too flush?
I don't see that changing our position. We've been upfront and clear with what a repeal should look like, and outlined the 4 primary concerns in this doc. This is actually one of the leave-behinds we've been sharing with lawmakers for a while now. Positive action on EHBs is the right direction, but would still fall short of actually repealing Obamacare.
Americans were told Obamacare would bring down prices and increase options. You were told that you could keep your plan and keep your doctor. You were given many, many false stories, the fact is you were given many lies. Go with our plan, it's going to be terrific.
It would be a huge impact on veterans if this were not corrected.
I don't think we should be meeting on a bill when we don't even know how many people it will hurt.
We are working very diligently tonight to try and get there. The overall impression of the Freedom Caucus is we're willing to jump through unbelievable hurdles to hopefully get to a point where this bill is better for the American people.
There is Plan A and Plan A.
This amendment makes no change to veterans' health care. In working with the administration and the Veteran Affairs Committee, we will continue to ensure that America's veterans have access to the best care available.
This isn't a once and forever bill, or vote, or anything of the kind. What we do today isn't going to be the final word. Seniors on fixed incomes would likely see a big jump in their healthcare expenses without a near-term reduction in premiums. We can't burden seniors who deserve better from us!
Our whole thing is we don't want to load up our bill in such a way that it doesn't even get considered in the Senate. Then we've lost our one chance with this one tool we have.
We're not there yet, but we're very optimistic that if we work around the clock between now and noon tomorrow that we're going to be able to find some common ground. Tonight is an encouraging night, and yet I don't want to be so optimistic to say that the deal is done, but I do think that there is a framework to work with our leadership and the leadership in the Senate and certainly the administration to find some common ground.
I believe this bill, in its current form, will lead to the loss of coverage and make insurance unaffordable for too many Americans, particularly for low-to-moderate income and older individuals.
It is our leadership team that has set an arbitrary deadline - we are happy to keep working with the white house and the leadership team but we don't think the arbitrary deadline of (Thursday) really means anything.
The GOP bill makes coverage less affordable for lower-income people, especially older adults, who are more likely to be sick. Making health insurance truly accessible requires two steps. One is guaranteeing access for people with pre-existing conditions, which this bill does. The other is making coverage affordable for people, and in that respect it's a step backwards relative to the ACA.
The truth is that all three legs of the stool are necessary to assure affordable coverage.
If it's used to subsidize insurers, it could go a long way towards offsetting the destabilizing effect of repealing the individual mandate, as CBO suggested. States have many potential uses for the funds, and I'm sure the lobbying at the state level would be intense. The beneficial effects of the fund are diminished over time as the funding scales down and states have to start putting up significant matching funds, which could discourage some states from accessing the money. These are also appropriated funds, so there's no guarantee they'd continue beyond 2026.
The stabilization fund represents a substantial amount of money.
This could be a lot of theatrics.
Rep. Nunes's statements would appear to be revealing classified information and that obviously would be a very serious concern. With respect to the substance of the claim, I don't have any idea what he is talking about.
The vice president, and even 51 senators without the vice president, can't decide what the law says. If you want to for sure wind up in court, the way to do it is to decide that we've redefined the law.
Look, our whole thing is we don't want to load up our bill in such a way that it doesn't even get considered in the Senate. Then we've lost our one chance with this one tool we have, reconciliation. It doesn't last long. But if the Senate can add things to the bill, then we're all for that.
What I understood her to be saying is that there's no reason why an Obamacare repeal bill necessarily could not have provisions repealing the health insurance regulations. What matters is how it's done, how it's written up. There are ways it's written up that perhaps make it not subject to passage through reconciliation, but there are other ways you could write it that might make it work.
To now, in March, retroactively cut taxes in January, is simply a windfall to the most affluent taxpayers in America.
Making it retroactive to the beginning of the calendar year just doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. There's no economic benefit of any kind.
President Trump supposedly didn't run on tax breaks for wealthy investors. But he did run on raising incomes and increasing growth.
This election, I saw members of my party marginalizing and condemning minorities, ethnic or otherwise, and making demeaning comments towards women. So, when I listened as our now top office holder refused to condemn the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, speaking out didn't seem like a choice. [The Republican Party] seems to be punishing dissent, and when you have a political party, you need dialogue.
The notion that there's still this romance with Putin ... I'm told [Tillerson] has decided he's going to go visit Putin before he goes to the NATO conference? What in the hell are we doing? Five or six times. Are you joking? Are you serious?
I'm not going anywhere. This bill isn't going to pass.
Getting rid of the major coverage provisions and regulations of Obamacare would cost 23 million Americans their health insurance, according to another recent CBO report. In other words, one million more Americans would have health insurance with a clean repeal than with the Republican replacement plan, according to CBO estimates.
I'm not that confident – I'm hopeful. They may pass it tomorrow, but this is not the end.
We are honored to be joined by an unsurpassed champion for working families in our country. He will be here soon.
Five or six times. Are you serious? Are you serious?
I want to be real clear. Number one, thank God my mother wasn't around to see that. Number two: I leaned back! I wasn't talking into the microphone. The press read my lips! So, this press is really talented – oh, my goodness.
The improvements are all doable! They're all within our wheelhouse!
I ain't goin' anywhere. This is not gonna pass.
The Trumpcare bill is not a health-care bill – it's a reduce-taxes-on-the-wealthy bill. Republicans should, once and for all, work with us to improve the Affordable Care Act and renounce repeal.
It's classic Republican politics. Nothing's changed, except they've got a president who's a little more … colorful.
We have the best opportunity in seven years to repeal this sinking ship of Obamacare.
Sometimes I think my Republican friends have lost their human ability to feel what 24 million people really means.
Big day for health care. Working hard!
It ain't going anywhere. This is not going to pass.
Honestly, a loss is not acceptable, folks. They will provide stable and fair governance, rebuild infrastructure and provide essential services. We will use our diplomatic presence on the ground to facilitate channels of dialogue between local leadership and coalition partners.
Big day for health care. Working hard! A loss is not acceptable, folks.
If we don't keep our promise, it will be very hard to manage this.
We're going to have a real winner. There are going to be adjustments, but I think we'll get the vote on Thursday. These are the conservative solutions we campaign on and these are the conservative solutions the American people asked us, as a group, to deliver. I think we're going to have some great surprises. I hope that it's going to all work out.
''These are the conservative solutions we campaign on and these are the conservative solutions the American people asked us as, a group, to deliver,''. ''I think we're going to have some great surprises,''. ''I hope that it's going to all work out.''.
''The president is very adroit at putting somebody on the spot and he did that today with Mark Meadows,''. ''There was no threat whatsoever.''.
I personally know of more than 21 House members who are pretty strong no's. So when [GOP leaders] say they've got the numbers, they don't have the numbers. I outperformed the president, so I'm not worried about that. They know who I am, and they know that I care about them, and they know I'll stand up to my own leadership. I'll stand up to the president of the United States, I'll stand up for what I think is right.
Even with such high approval ratings, he's at risk of suffering from . . . what's going on with the Republican Party.
In today's environment, with where the Republican Party is, I'm probably more strongly inclined toward Democrats than I've been in the past. But it would depend on who is running against him.
Rank-and-file Republicans won’t regret voting no.
If we fail to get it done, fail to (meet) the promises made by all of us, including the president, then it could have a very detrimental effect to Republicans in '18 who are running for re-election.
I would hate to be a Republican whose vote prevented us from keeping the commitment we've made to the American people for almost 10 years now.
These are the conservative solutions we campaign on and these are the conservative solutions the American people asked us as, a group, to deliver. I think we're going to have some great surprises. I hope that it's going to all work out.
The president wouldn't have been here this morning if they have the votes.
If you don't pass the bill there could be political costs.
The president is very adroit at putting somebody on the spot and he did that today with Mark Meadows. There was no threat whatsoever.
Honestly, a loss is not acceptable, folks.
We're repealing Democrats' over-regulation of one-sixth of our economy with Republican over-regulation, just not quite as much.
Details about persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.
I somewhat do. I must tell you I somewhat do. I very much appreciated the fact that they found what they found, I somewhat do.
Representative Nunes's statements would appear to reveal classified information, which is a serious concern. With regard to the substance of his claims, I have no idea what he is talking about.
These actions raise enormous doubt about whether the committee can do its work. If you have a chairman who is interacting with the White House, sharing information with the White House, when the people around the White House are the subject of the investigation and doing it before sharing it with the committee, it puts a profound doubt over whether that can be done credibly.
I would hate to be a Republican whose vote prevented us from keeping the commitment we've made to the American people for almost 10 years now. We'll have an amendment process here in the Senate, and at the end of that process, we'll send a bill to the one person who can sign it into law, and that's the president of the United States.
This amendment will stop Albany from forcing its unfunded mandate down the throats of taxpayers, and help counties lower the property tax burden on hardworking families. Not a penny. I could go in in one afternoon and find the $2.3 billion of bloat.
The president and the House leadership are working very hard to twist some arms and try to get people to change positions. We could be dealing with tax reform today if we wanted to. There is nothing that prevents us from doing that.
The 'sweeteners' in GOP #ACArepeal bill are leaving a very sour taste in my mouth. They target the most vulnerable.
That's also by design. What President Trump is trying to do -- the goal is to create jobs in the U.S.
There's two different philosophical approaches to dealing with problems like this. One is to come up with regulations and penalties.
Caterpillar appears to have elevated international tax avoidance to an art form. From that perspective, this plan is exactly backwards. It would leave the barn door wide open for companies like Caterpillar to continue shifting their profits on paper offshore.
It's ludicrous for them to say they're paying everything they owe when the IRS, the tax agency of record, says very clearly that they're not.
If we were some terrorist mosque, I doubt the FBI would be coming and standing with us. There has been no Muslim community that has been scrutinized more than Dar Al-Hijrah, so if there's any dirt on us, it's gonna come out.
It's part of being the nation's most prominent, active American-Muslim Civil rights and advocacy organization. We get it every day, particularly from the right wing of the political spectrum.
The Republican Party of Virginia does not object to politicians visiting mosques, in fact our own Chairman visited a Muslim house of worship quite recently. However, the Party does object to Mark Herring holding an event at a center with an extensive and well-documented history with anti-American terrorists.
Oh, Mark, I'm gonna come after you big time. I hope Mark will be with us in the end.
I think a vote 'no' is a vote for Obamacare. We can vote for this, and continue to make it better. I intend to vote 'yes' Thursday.
People are coming to realize that as a key component tied the lower rates, no longer taxing worldwide, the critical role that border adjustability plays in being able to leapfrog from now 31st in the world in competitiveness up to third and keeping us there for the long term is really key.
We're reaching out to business, not just big business but small- and medium-sized businesses also, and we're listening to what people have to say.
Currently there are not enough votes to pass the legislation.
[W]e learned that there is an open-ended Russia investigation with no timetable for completion, one that's going hang over Trump's head for a long time, and one to which the FBI director is entirely committed.
General Flynn was a volunteer of the campaign. Paul Manafort who played a very limited role, for a very limited amount of time.
I ask for your support. You can blame me if you want. Mark did you hear that? You can blame me. Oh Mark, I'm gonna come after you.
I'm optimistic that none of my members, in the end, want to be responsible for the status quo on Obamacare.
Congressman Trott needs to apologize to his constituents right away. Calling an entire crowd of concerned citizens 'un-American' is no way for an elected official to treat their constituents. I am literally fighting for my son's life and to be called 'un-American' is beyond the pale.
Well, I think several hundred people in that room don't support the military, but I think it's important. You know, they deserve it. We voted for a 2.1 percent pay increase for the military.
President Trump was here to do what he does best, and that is to close the deal. He is all in and we are all in to end this Obamacare nightmare. This is our chance and this is our moment. It's a big moment. And I think our members are beginning to appreciate just what kind of a rendezvous with destiny we have right here.
I ask for your support. You can blame me if you want. Mark did you hear that? You can blame me.
And I don't care if the press prints that. We had a great meeting and I think we are going to get a winner vote. They want a tremendous health care plan, that's what we have. There's gonna be adjustments to it, but i think we'll get the vote on Thursday.
Oh Mark, I'm gonna come after you.
I serve at the pleasure of the people of North Carolina. When you serve at their pleasure, it's only those 750,000 people that can send you home and it's a temporary job and I've known that since Day One.
No great political acumen or psychology degree is necessary to conclude that President Trump is highly susceptible to flattery. It’s little wonder then that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), desperate to pass GOP health-care reform or at least not be blamed if it fails, keeps talking about what a terrific “closer” Trump is.
He's a good guy. And I look forward to working with him so we can get this bill passed, in some form, so that we can pass massive tax reform, which we can't do till this happens.
We meet this week in a looming constitutional crisis. Just hours ago, not far from here, the director of the FBI revealed that his agency is investigating potential ties between Pres. Trump's associates and Russian meddling in our election. The possibility of the Supreme Court needing to enforce a subpoena against the president is no longer idle speculation.
As you know, I played arguably the single biggest role in having the vacancy there. And politically, oddly enough, not only did it not hurt our guys who were running, it actually helped the president bring Republicans home, and he ended up getting 90 percent of the Republican vote, just like Mitt Romney did, and the single biggest issue was, who do I want to make this Supreme Court appointment.
Between the possible collusion in Russia and the unconstitutional Muslim ban, there's never been a moment where an independent judiciary has been so critical. (Gorsuch) has been hostile to bring any accountability to executive power.
I'm interested mostly in his view about the separation of powers.
Hardly a drumbeat for the GOP bill. “A majority of voters say the Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare will be a step back for the country rather than an improvement, according to a new Harvard-Harris Poll survey . . . . The survey found that 51 percent of registered voters view the GOP effort as moving the country backward, while 26 percent say it would be an improvement.”.
I happen to like, a lot, Senator Rand Paul. I do. I look forward to working with him so we can get this bill passed in some form, so that we can pass massive tax reform, which we can't do until this happens. The end result is going to be wonderful. Hey Mitch, are we going to be OK? Everything looking good?
They haven't changed the bill's general framework. They don't have the votes to pass it. They have seriously miscalculated. While I've been in Congress, I can't recall a more universally detested piece of legislation than the GOP health care bill.
Despite the proposed amendments, I still cannot support the House health-care bill, nor would it pass the Senate.
We're now like David Foster Wallace's fish. We're surrounded by the rule of law, it's in the fabric of our lives.
Here, Dad, let me hold your cellphone for you.
Tax cuts for wealthy v. health care for seniors? Pharmaceutical CEOs v. the disabled? In the GOP bracket, the wealthy always win.
If we fail to get it done, fail to [meet] the promises made by all of us, including the president, then it could have a very detrimental effect to Republicans in '18 who are running for re-election. If it fails, then there will be a lot of people looking for work in 2018.
I think we'll have a winner vote. We're going to have a real winner. It was a great meeting. These are terrific people, and they want a tremendous health care plan, and that's what we have, but there are going to be adjustments made. But I think we'll get the votes on Thursday.
When you pull back eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP, you do expect higher uninsurance among kids. The other thing that I always keep in mind when I'm studying children and their well-being is that how their parents are doing matters. If the parents are going without care the they need–think about untreated depression. And think about the financial dimension of this, too. If parents now are experiencing much larger out-of-pocket costs associated with meeting their health-care needs, that adversely affects the budget for the family.
This is not politics for us. This is fear that the youngest, most vulnerable population in the United States will be denied health care they need. The voices of more than 30 million children are not being heard.
In the years preceding ACA implementation, two-thirds of uninsured children were eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. In fact, 84 percent of children had the same insurance status as their parents according to a 2011 GAO study.
What happens to children who have Medicaid over time? All of those benefits, no one is willing to pay for, because they're externalities. Because of that, we under-invest in Medicaid. We should be paying more money for Medicaid, not less.
It's not so much the cost of the intervention, it's the cost of the absence of the intervention you have to compare it to. If you vaccinate little Johnny, not only are you protecting little Johnny but you're protecting his grandmother because he cannot communicate that disease to her. So she gets a benefit that she doesn't have to pay for–and society doesn't have to pay for. Then you look at the benefits of little Johnny getting covered by Medicaid down the line. He is more likely to do well in school, to graduate, to go to college, to have a higher income.
Under the House bill, 14 million Americans would lose coverage next year. That rises to 24 million over the next decade.
We know there was not a physical wiretap of Trump Tower. However, it's still possible that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates.
His grasp on the separation of powers – including judicial independence – enlivens his body of work.
I consider them family, too.
The real story that Congress, the FBI and others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!
For the first time the American people, and all the political parties now, are paying attention to the threat that Russia poses. We know that the Russians were trying to get involved in our campaign, like they have for many decades. They're also trying to get involved in campaigns around the globe and over in Europe.
I would say, this is the very, very beginning of the budget process. We are encouraged that we're seeing an increase in defense because we think our military has been hollowed out. But I will say that NIH is something that's particularly popular in Congress. ... So, that is something that I think in Congress you'll see probably some changes.
If they have ideas that can make the country better, and in this case our health-care system better in terms of affordability and accessibility, he's going to want to hear their ideas.
I may be the only person on the Democratic side who, for crazy reasons, they've agreed to talk to.
These next few days could define us for years to come. The American Health Care Act needs to pass the House of Representatives so the American people can be rescued from Obamacare. This is our moment to make history. We believe we should have even more assistance. And that's one of the things we're looking at for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs.
These next few days could define us for years to come. The American Health Care Act needs to pass the House of Representatives so the American people can be rescued from Obamacare.
If it needs more beefing up ... for folks who are low income, between 50 and 64 years of age, that's something that we've talked about, something that we've entertained, and that may happen throughout the process.
I cannot vote for any bill that keeps premiums rising.
We believe we should have even more assistance. And that's one of the things we're looking at for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs. We think that we should be offering even more assistance than what the bill currently does.
This is our moment to make history.
These next few days could define us for years to come. The American Health Care Act needs to pass the House of Representatives so the American people can be rescued from Obamacare. This is our moment to make history.
We believe we should have even more assistance - and that's one of the things we're looking at - for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher healthcare costs. When we know the secretary of HHS will help bring market freedom and regulatory relief to the health insurance markets to dramatically lower the price of the plan for the 50-and-60 year olds. But even with that, we think, we should be offering even more assistance than what the bill currently does.
Republicans are getting an unexpected jolt from both the left and their own anxious base at these town halls – and it's a moment that looks like a mirror image of the national mood almost a decade ago.
These are purely partisan individuals who are clearly bitter about election losses. They're representing fringe minority opinions of policy issues.
If it needs more beefing up… for folks who are low-income, between 50 and 64 years of age, that's something we've talked about, that's something we've entertained. We've talked to so many folks in the House of Representatives to try to see what their discomfort level is, if they have any, with this piece of legislation. It's a fine needle that needs to be threaded.
This is a function of Donald Trump engineering a takeover of the Republican Party. It was takeover more than assimilation, and this is the eminently predictable result.
It's going to be extremely difficult.
They've taken (Medicaid) off the table.
Our military is more important to me than a balanced budget.
Now that (health care repeal) is actually going to happen, they've changed their priorities greatly so that they're not actually trying to generate any significant savings.
That's never healthy to let something sit out there too long because pretty soon you have a carcass left.
These changes definitely strengthen our number, but also show that President Trump's all-in now.
Everything has to be a change that would increase the vote count.
We're going to have a health care plan that's going to be second to none.
We'll see what changes they're going to make.
We're a yes. We're excited to be there.
We'll see what changes they're going to make. I'm listening.
I don't now how they move [the bill] right now. I think the numbers are pretty terrible. What they're projecting is that a lot of older, lower-income Americans who won't be Medicaid eligible ... will be priced out of the market, and that is a pretty terrifically bad swing in this country, where older Americans will take the brunt of the plan, poorer Americans will take the brunt of the plan, and the richer and healthier will continue to be fine.
Only because everyone knows it's on its last, dying feet, the fake news is trying to say good things about it, the fake media. There is no good news about Obamacare. Obamacare's dead. And there is no good news about Obamacare. Obamacare's dead. Now, we could wait for six months or a year, and let it happen. It's not the right thing to do for the people. And we're going to take care of people at all levels. So I just want to let the world know I am 100 percent in favor. Obamacare is not an alternative. It's not there. It's dead. Dead.
President Trump signed on to a pair of changes to the House Republican health plan and declared “100 percent” backing for it Friday, moving to consolidate support among GOP lawmakers in hopes of moving it through the House next week.
The president asked us specifically if we would support him on the American health care act … and we went forward with a yes.
There's not anywhere close to the votes. I can assure you that this bill needs to be changed.
We all agreed, to a man.
Republicans on the Ways and Means and on the Energy and Commerce committees already have cast votes for the America Health Care Act. In the House Budget Committee, all but three Republicans moved the bill along. Strangely, those who supported it don’t seem all that keen about their votes.
Let's prevent idleness.
This is not a bill I could support in its current form.
There is no intrigue, palace intrigue, divisions between the principals ... there really is no schism whatsoever. I'm excited at the fact that we have a president who likes closing deals.
We feel like we're making great strides and great progress on getting a bill that can pass.
This is not a bill I could support in its current form. It really misses the mark. This bill doesn't come close to achieving the goal of allowing low-income seniors to purchase health insurance. We don't want to in any way sacrifice coverage for people who need it the most. Older people living in rural America would be really left behind.
It's very preliminary. A lot of things aren't consistent. But these are going to be negotiated. ... We will take care of our people or I'm not signing it, OK, just so you understand.
Maybe Paul Ryan needs to take a couple of lessons from Nancy Pelosi and learn what it means to have a majority. Having a majority does not mean playing defense.
This bill is not what the American people want.
I look forward to reviewing this.
Many of the reductions and eliminations proposed in the President's 'skinny budget' are draconian, careless and counterproductive.
This is a hard power budget, not a soft power budget. This is not a take-it-or-leave-it budget.
While we support more funding for our military and defense, we must maintain support for our farmers and ranchers.
I just want to make sure that rural America, who was very supportive to Trump, doesn't have to take a disproportionately high cut.
Don't cut off discussion. Stay with this effort. Three members of the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus Representatives Dave Brat of Virginia, Gary Palmer of Alabama and Mark Sanford of South Carolina opposed the measure.
This is a hard power budget, not a soft power budget.
This is not a take-it-or-leave-it budget.
"Maybe Paul Ryan needs to take a couple of lessons from Nancy Pelosi and learn what it means to have a majority. Having a majority does not mean playing defense,"
It's very preliminary. A lot of things aren't consistent. But these are going to be negotiated. ... We will take care of our people or I'm not signing it, OK, just so you understand. It's going to get all mixed up and we're going to come up with something. We always do.
Don't go along with Obamacare Lite – a bill that will fail in the Senate. Don't put your name on OBAMACARE LITE. As the markets collapse, you will be blamed.
Based on business considerations, resource shortages, and family health issues, I have no other choice but to suspend my campaign for Governor effective today. I want to thank everyone who has supported me, and particularly those that were willing to donate to our cause.
There is no intrigue, palace intrigue, divisions between the principals ... there really is no schism whatsoever. I'm excited at the fact that we have a president who likes closing deals. We've got a president who thinks bold, thinks big, wants to act, and wants to get us to the finish line. And he's being very constructive in doing that.
I am excited about the fact that we have a president who likes closing deals.
We're going to arbitrate, we're all going to get together, we're going to get something done.
Don't cut off discussion. Stay with this effort.
I think he is looking for amendments to be made to make it better.
The House has put forward a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, based on the principles I outlined in my joint address, but let me tell you we're going to arbitrate, we're going to all get together, we're going to get something done. It's going to get all mixed up and we're going to come up with something. We always do.
I don't think there's enough room for him to cut and run from Ryan and do his own deal because the bill sits on a tight-rope.
It's our job to get it out of here and get it to the Senate.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Wednesday that his health-care proposal must change to pass the House, marking a significant retreat from his earlier position that the carefully crafted legislation would fail if substantially altered.
When Republicans imagined having a president of their own and control of Congress, they thought it would be a nonstop string of legislative achievements and improvements to government, bringing an inspiring new era of efficiency and effectiveness that showed Americans what the GOP was really capable of.
My concern about getting out of the market now, is how will a person decide when to get back in?
Would you buy a toaster that Consumers Reports gave an F? Not me. We should be pretty worried about their grade of the ACA repeal plan.
We all manage to survive every day despite listening to less accurate analysis by experts every day and trying to act on their advice. The weatherman gets tomorrow wrong more often than correct. Many times I have cancelled stuff or wore rain jackets due to a rain forecast only to have beautiful sunny skies. I still live a happy life despite occasionally being mad at myself for following the weatherman's bad advice. The weatherman is one of the few professions less accurate than the stock market market analysts and both get paid lots to do their job. Imagine that.
Here's what I would prefer he do. If he can't get us in a good spot where we all feel comfortable, we've improved Obamacare dramatically, which we told people we would: Let it collapse. Democrats are not going to lift a finger to help President Trump. I would do collapse-and-replace if you can't get a good, solid fix to Obamacare using reconciliation.
If they had not been divorced, the retirement fund would have been completely depleted on the husband's nursing home care costs, leaving nothing for his wife or children.
They give me Medicare and Social Security because I'm technically disabled. I would be financially ruined on paper, but not her, and they wouldn't take her stuff. It would make me angry, but I don't feel like our marriage is based on a piece of paper. Divorcing doesn't change your obligation to third parties.
I was turned down for insurance due to preexisting conditions.
It's just something they can't fathom. A lot of them would rather spend down their money before they get divorced.
As someone's economic situation improves, they end up having to give back these benefits or not get them any more. The point of health insurance is not just to pay for things I already have. The point is to make sure I still get to eat and live no matter what happens to me.
If I lose insurance, it would wipe me out.
My husband was greatly against it.
It's important that we preserve the relationship for these people who care about each other, so they're just divorced on paper.
The bill that I will ultimately sign – and that will be a bill where everybody is going to get into the room and we're going to get it done – we'll get rid of Obamacare and make health care better for you and for your family.
I'm confident there are not enough votes to pass this bill in its current form.
The difference is that we actually believe that our ideas are going to be better for the American people. If we truly believe that, then let's go all the way. Maybe Paul Ryan needs to take a couple of lessons from Nancy Pelosi and learn what it means to have a majority. Having a majority does not mean playing defense, it means playing offense, and doing everything that we told the American people that we were going to to do.
The bill that I will ultimately sign - and that will be a bill where everybody is going to get into the room and we're going to get it done - we'll get rid of Obamacare and make health care better for you and for your family.
If more GOP lawmakers start talking about climate change as a real and important risk, and start supporting climate action, that is likely to change the conversation within the GOP and of course, the country at large. In this case, political leadership matters. Cues from political elites such as public statements and stances of elected officials influence the views of the party rank and file.
The U.S. withdrawal from agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Atlantic Alliance undoubtedly opens new opportunities for us. There is an intensification of our talks with the EU and we are moving into a decision-making phase. We will sign a wide political accord this year and later negotiate more delicate issues. This is a new area of Brazilian diplomacy. Trump is the Republican Party on a drunken binge. He represents the worst of his party, the most uncontrolled and inflamed side. Our relations with the United States are good and we want them to continue improving.
You'll notice that even though the GOP bill has the full support of the Trump White House, the conservatives are calling it 'Ryancare' as a way of tarring him with what they think will eventually be seen as a failure. They don't view themselves as people with specific practical goals who are willing to negotiate and perhaps compromise to reach those goals – that's for the corrupt insiders. Instead, they're heroic revolutionaries, rousing the rabble and terrifying the establishment.
They "must decide whether white supremacy is welcome in the GOP ranks.
That has long been a GOP-backed solution for inefficiency in the security process.
Senior GOP sources said the leadership team will employ an 'arm-breaking' whip strategy to get the required 50 votes.
Anything that would really impact drug prices would need to go through Congress, and I am telling you right now that Trump simply will not get his way on this issue. The drug lobbyists have too much sway and the GOP is too committed to free markets.
Until now, the GOP had been intending to veer away from the ACA subsidies that help poor and middle-class people obtain insurance, insisting that the size of tax credits with which they planned to replace the subsidies should be based entirely on people's ages and not their incomes. But the drafts propose refundable tax credits that would hinge on earnings as well as age – providing bigger credits for older and poorer Americans.
Health care is expensive and it becomes more expensive every year. Under the GOP plan, it will be more expensive every year just like it was under the Democratic plan.
The GOP showed how a defeated party can surge back by focusing on the basics.
Gordon said he was part of the effort pushed by the Trump campaign to put some language in the GOP platform that essentially said that the Republican Party did not advocate for arming the Ukrainians in their battle against pro-Russian separatists.
I think there's a secret agenda. If we're talking about it, they're talking about it. We could have a debt ceiling fight. … The debate and contentiousness within the Republican party, it could be severe. The Fed obviously wants to hike. It's been trying to hike.
We're here today because I'd like to read the Obamacare bill. If you'd recall, when Obamacare was passed in 2009 and 2010, Nancy Pelosi said you'll know what's in it after you pass it. The Republican Party shouldn't act in the same way.
We're here today because I'd like to read the Obamacare bill. If you'd recall, when Obamacare was passed in 2009 and 2010, Nancy Pelosi said you'll know what's in it after you pass it. The Republican Party shouldn't act in the same way. In my state, in Kentucky, it's illegal to do this. This is being presented as if it were a national secret, as if this were a plot to invade another country.
I think [Obama] is behind it. I also think it's politics. That's the way it is. It just seems the other side, whenever they are losing badly, they always pull out the race card. And I've watched it for years. I've watched it against Ronald Reagan. I've watched it against so many other people. And they always like pulling out the race card. The fact is, I did pretty well, much better than past people in the Republican Party in the recent election, having to do with Hispanics, having to do with African-Americans. I did pretty well or I wouldn't be sitting here.
Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!
Donald Trump may have come to the Republican Party in an unconventional and circuitous route, but the fact is that we now need him to succeed lest the larger conservative project fails. Our success is inextricably tied to his success.
I'm a conservative, but don't forget: This is called the Republican Party, not the Conservative Party.
That 'America First' moniker can very well shape this country, but also the electorate and the Republican Party and conservative movement for decades.
Mr. Green submitted a statement to both newspapers in which he gave an apology and clarified that they were his opinions and that they 'do not reflect those of the Wasatch County Republican Party or the Republican Party in general.
The worst-case scenario is that the once slam-dunk GOP grand scheme will end up preventing both ACA repeal and tax reform from happening at all.
Now that the GOP can repeal all the anti-energy, anti-job regs--the Left offers to trade those regs for a carbon tax. Nice try. No.
Realistically, I think the market is looking at it, and saying it may not be particularly easy sailing through the GOP-controlled Congress. So the idea we're going to get all this stimulus, lickety split, at a time when the U.S. economy is already approaching full employment may not materialize for awhile.
When has a Democratic political activists been poisoned by the GOP [Republicans], or vice versa? We are not the same as #Putin.
Politicians sometimes think that they made promises and their voters want them to keep them, but the historical pattern is the opposite - that public opinion moves against the direction of policy change. So the more Donald Trump is successful - and the Republican Party is successful - in moving policy to the right, the bigger the backlash is likely to be.
A border tax akin to the GOP proposal remains more likely than the market appreciates.
Canada will benefit from a better U.S. economic environment. The pro-pipeline stance is just another benefit that I think Trump and the Republican Party is going to provide to Canada.
[Trump] has to come up with a financing plan. There's going to be a little bit of tug of war between the conservatives and the Republican Party who are concerned about deficits and the president who's concerned about jobs. I think he will prevail ultimately because he wants to put people to work.
Losing the United States from the TPP is a big loss, there is no question about that. But we are not about to walk away from our commitment to Australian jobs. You have to recognize that his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has been a longtime advocate for it. The Republican Party in the Congress have been strong supporters of the TPP. It is possible that U.S. policy could change over time on this, as it has done on other trade deals.
What [the GOP] wants to do, and it's smart of them to do this, is they want to make sure they consult with the governors. Kevin McCarthy I think said this very well. If one of our critiques is that Congress made a mistake jamming everything down the state's throats seven years ago, we don't want to replicate that mistake. We need to take a little bit of time to do that, and that's fair.
I am committed to working for a unified and inclusive Republican Party.
Okay. My question is, and I don't mean to be rude. Do you think, if you were not a multi-billionaire, if your family had not made hundreds of millions of dollars of contributions to the Republican Party, that you would be sitting here today?
I still stand by the report, and so much so that I left the party over Donald Trump's treatment of women and minorities. That report was a roadmap for long-term sustained wins by Republicans -- celebrity and anger really aren't much of a long-term strategy. Absent engaging with the changing demographic make-up of our nation, any GOP victory is likely short-lived.
The Republican Party must be committed to building a lasting relationship within the African American community year-round, based on mutual respect and with a spirit of caring.
Donald Trump's presidency, along with much of the future of the Republican Party, is going to rise and fall with the status of the economy.
I will not be celebrating or honoring an incoming president who rode racism, sexism, xenophobia and bigotry to the White House. Donald Trump has proven that his administration will normalize the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party. On Inauguration Day, I will not be celebrating. I will be organizing and preparing for resistance.
A lot of the care of older Americans is paid by Medicare and old-fashioned Medicaid. It's a little hard to imagine the GOP will deeply cut popular benefits under those old programs.
Is that really what the Republican Party represents?
Republicans claim they want to 'drain the swamp,' but the night before the new Congress gets sworn in, the House GOP has eliminated the only independent ethics oversight of their actions. Evidently, ethics are the first casualty of the new Republican Congress. The amendment Republicans approved tonight would functionally destroy this office.
The fact is that the primary audience for most of the GOP statehouse members are pretty right of center.
My view is that this is not a partisan issue. He added that the irony is that for most of his presidency, he has been criticized for not being tough enough on Russia from a significant wing of the Republican party.
With the Republican party controlling the White House and both chambers in Congress, investors should expect that some of these policies will be enacted quickly. Even if pre-tax earnings of U.S. firms stay the same, a corporate tax cut will mean that the investors just got a bigger piece of the pie, making stocks more valuable.
The GOP needs to end the family drama and resolve the policy dispute, not least because it is the right thing to do in every sense – economically, politically and morally.
Today, Trump and his GOP allies in Michigan tried everything in the book to stop the recount, and they failed. This recount is continuing in spite of their efforts to suppress the vote.
The GOP under a President Trump will likely look to roll back some of the most problematic insurance market reforms of the ACA, permanently repeal the highly onerous health insurance tax, and create a more favorable pathway for profitable growth in Medicare Advantage.
I have no idea what they're going to do. The bills that [GOP leaders in Congress] put out, while they had principles in them, I don't know that they were ever intended to be enacted.
When we got the Trump victory we saw a sharp rally in Treasuries that was very short-lived and then this massive sell-off. The sell-off is a function of inflation expectations. It highlights the risks of a move toward protectionism; it highlights a lot of the traditional pro-business GOP platforms.
There's a very tight group within the Republican Party that believes quantitative easing has run its course.
There was a day or two last week where I was as despondent over the election results as anyone, and I was deeply concerned that Trump being elected–combined with his promise to join the GOP in wiping out the ACA – would cause people to abandon the currently ongoing 2017 Open Enrollment Period. Instead, the exact opposite appears to be happening...or, at the very least, the election results don't seem to be keeping anyone from signing up.
Let me point out that it was one thing that we knew about Donald Trump when he was seeking to become the candidate for the Republican Party, another thing during the election period, and now that he is the President-elect, and it's quite another when he will be the president of a country that is a major player, a global player.
In 2012, I was able to gladly have a discussion with those who supported [GOP nominee] Mitt Romney, and often was able to sympathize with their point of view. This election could not have been more different.
Cities are heavily Democratic. It seems unlikely that GOP statehouses or Congress will favor many of their leftist ideas on social and economic policy. Leftist mayors and urban residents, for their part, need to rethink their unrelenting hostility to those who don't share their agenda.
It will be really easy for the GOP to defund the Affordable Care Act and take it away. The second half of what they need to do is much more difficult. It will be well into fall 2017 at the earliest before a replacement plan might be in effect.
I think people are realizing that the election changes the Republican party. He did not run as a deficit hawk.
In 1992, a majority of the voters in both parties were white Christian. Today, the GOP has essentially become a party of white Christians, while Democrats rely on a coalition of religiously, racially and ethnically diverse voters.
I strongly support Trump because of his and the Republicans' resolute and decisive attitudes. The Republican Party, which understands the truth about Daesh (Islamic State) and the positions and the victories of the Libyan army, will support us.
It looks like Trump will aim for a more fiscally accommodative policy at a time when they seems to be a shift in major economies towards fiscal policies. The big unknown is how the rest of the Republican party to react to this, as there are many fiscal hawks among them.
I think we are going to get major tax reform. It is the one thing that unites the Republican Party and they have all the levelers of power.
You have to believe right now that people really believe he's going to slash taxes, he's going to let the deficit grow, he's got the Republican Party, a majority. We're really seeing the facets of, Full speed ahead. Forget about fiscal responsibility.' Can he pull that off? After winning last night, who are we to tell he can't pull it off.
He will want to show that he is not dividing the Republican party, so he will extend an olive branch to those in the party who opposed him.
Practically, you can't turn everything off immediately. The GOP doesn't want to get beat up over kicking 20 million people off of insurance.
Trump, by a review of his statements and policy positions, is part libertarian, Tea-party conservative and economic and cultural liberal. He is no party loyalist. His instinct, as the world has witnessed, is more to challenge the Republican Party than to go along with it. So, why it should be assumed that Trump will sign off on any or all GOP measures to remove financial regulations?
Markets would be volatile. Equities would take their cue from confidence indicators - what Trump says, what the GOP leadership does.
Whether he wins tomorrow, he won me, he won all of us. That energy is a fire, and it's not going away, and I don't think it's contained just within the Republican Party.
If the GOP keeps the U.S. Senate (our call), IBB is a winner in our view. As Trump election odds surge, we believe this will help as well.
Despite having majorities in both houses of Congress, Republicans have refused to govern. Instead, this litigious Republican Party has rushed to the courts with partisan lawsuits.
I became a villain, quite frankly. I got accused of being a traitor and everything else by the Republican Party.
Donald Trump is so off the charts, he's wiped out 20 years of (GOP) outreach not only to Latinos, but Texas' growing Asian vote. Given the voting we're seeing, Clinton will run within five percentage points of Trump. That is, if she loses.
We have not run this campaign as a campaign against the GOP with the big broad brush – we've run it against Donald Trump. We're going to get a lot of Republican votes and that will also be part of, right out of the gate, the way to bring folks back together.
I think the market thought Trump scored a few points early in the debate. I think he did very well with the conservative agenda. He said all the things the Republican party wanted him to say. ... I think the sentiment is, yeah, maybe he has captured a few points but Hillary is still in the lead.
The campaign expects the [Ohio Republican Party] to continue to support the Trump Victory payroll, HR and other services it provides. If Chairman [Matt] Borges refuses to continue meeting that obligation, I respectfully ask the committee to direct the Chairman to meet the party's obligations.
He has always believed that [Democratic nominee] Hillary Clinton is not the candidate whose leadership and policies are right for America. Donald Trump remains the nominee of the Republican Party, and Rep. Garrett has always said he will vote for the Republican Party nominee.
The risks the market is not pricing in is the scenario that the Republican party collapses in a civil war. A landslide seems premature to me.
If a person wants to be the nominee of the Republican Party , there can be no evasion and no games. They must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry.
If the president of United States comes here and he's willing to help my people and he does it, then I'm gonna say nice things about him, because he's earned it. Anybody who is upset in the Republican Party about this – they haven't been to New Jersey. Come see the destruction, come see the loss.
There's a tremendous amount of money being spent against Patrick Murphy and I haven't seen him respond in kind. The Republican Party and the super PACs are going to dig in hard for Marco Rubio. They have a huge investment – a potential candidate for president and control of the Senate.
What we have seen from the other side in this election, this isn't Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party. This isn't even the vision of freedom that Ronald Reagan talked about. They're not offering serious solutions. They're just fanning resentment and blame and anger and hate. And that is not the America we know. That's not the America I know.
A shrinking GOP conference is no doubt going to be more conservative in the new Congress, raising the challenge for Speaker Ryan to form majorities with a slimmer and more conservative rank and file.
There is no simple answer on that – enthusiasm versus ground game versus unknown actions of the anti-Hillary crowd on the Dem side and the 'never Trump' crowd on GOP side.
Nothing makes me more honored and proud than to be the nominee of Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party. It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow, and the party of opposition.
A nominee doesn't have to adopt every single position and platform of the Republican Party. As you get closer to the White House, a degree of humanity and decency is part of every decision that needs to be made.
The de facto merger between Breitbart and the Trump Campaign represents a landmark achievement for the 'Alt-Right,' a fringe element has effectively taken over the Republican Party. This is part of a broader story -- the rising tide of hardline, right-wing nationalism around the world.
We need that kind of leadership again. A fringe element has effectively taken over the Republican Party.
(Trump's) taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party. He's offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters.
The Republican Party is already halfway to that change. They're already addressing, exclusively, the middle class, and making it better, and taking them along for the ride.
From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He's taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican party. . . . A man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far dark reaches of the internet, should never run our government or command our military.
I'm the one that's raising the money, and other people are getting to use the money that I raised. He is "raising a lot of money for the Republican Party.
This is the demise of the Republican Party.
We're so honored to be working with Donald Trump and the campaign. And don't believe the garbage you read. Let me tell you something. Donald Trump, the Republican Party, all of you, we're going to put him in the White House and save this country together.
And I mean, if it is true, that's OK too because all I have to do is stop funding the Republican Party. I'm the one raising the money for them. In fact, right now I'm in Orlando. I'm going to a fundraiser for the Republican Party. If they want to do that, they can save me a lot of time and a lot of energy.
These are supposed to be battleground states, but right now, they don't look that way. Trump still needs to unify Republicans and better position himself among traditional GOP groups in order to make the contest competitive in these must-win states.
Hillary Clinton's campaign should be reeling from two unflattering news stories this week that play right in Donald Trump's hands. But instead, the GOP candidate missed an opportunity by diverting attention away from the Democrat with another unforced error about himself.
The Wisconsin GOP is doing everything they can to keep my name out of anywhere. They don't want their own constituents to know that, that there's an option out there. They want Speaker Ryan to be the only game in town. That's how the Wisconsin machine works.
In recent days, Donald Trump disparaged a fallen soldier's parents. He has suggested that the likes of their son should not be allowed in the United States – to say nothing of entering its service. I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump's statement. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers or candidates.
In recent days, Donald Trump disparaged a fallen soldier's parents. He has suggested that the likes of their son should not be allowed in the United States – to say nothing of entering its service. I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump's statement. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates.
She perfectly married the new Democratic Party to what was left of the old Republican Party.
He's taken the Republican Party a long way -- from 'Morning in America' to 'Midnight in America'. Don't let anyone tell you that our country is weak. We're not. Don't let anyone tell you we don't have what it takes. We do. … And most of all, don't believe anyone who says: 'I alone can fix it.
I think we're long past the point where merely saying the letters 'LGBTQ' should be seen as progress. The GOP had also last week adopted one of the most anti-LGBT platforms imaginable and nominated a vice president known for signing a controversial "religious freedom" law widely perceived as discriminatory toward LGBT individuals.
America is changing rapidly, and the GOP doesn't represent the changes – demographic or philosophical. As the slogan goes, change or die.
The Democratic Party does a better job when it comes to [the] LGBT community, the trans community, and Obama has been very good from that standpoint. But I think the Republican Party needs to understand, they need to know people who are trans. … I'm here today so you, since most people don't know somebody who's trans, get to know somebody.
A little over one year ago, I announced my candidacy for president and with your vote today, this stage of the presidential process has come to a close. Together, we have achieved historic results with the largest vote total in the history of the Republican party. This is a movement, but we have to go all the way.
It's the last chapter of an old story. Progressives deliver everything, except progress. Yet we know better than most, we know better than to think Republicans can win only based on the failure of Democrats. It still comes down to a contest of ideas, which is really good news ... when it's about ideas the advantage goes to us. The Republican party stands as the great alternative party.
The Bush family – while we would love to have had them – are part of the past. We are dealing with the future. They do not reflect the broad strokes of the Republican party.
I don't need two anti-establishment people. Someone respected by the establishment and liked by the establishment would be good for unification. I do like unification of the Republican Party.
This is a year in which we're going to see a lot of negative campaigning, and I think that works well for Gregg in some respects. A new [GOP] candidate may not have RFRA, education issues or a long list of other issues people can pick on. A new candidate may not have any of those, which means Gregg has to start from scratch.
Indiana is going to be supportive of Mike Pence running for whatever he wants to run for. He's a proven leader in the Republican Party, and he's one that brings people together at all levels.
Right now, I'm raising a lot of money for the Republican Party, and a lot of beneficiaries, and I like doing it – but we have to have help.
I would love to see the Republican Party come together. At the same time, with comments like the one Donald Trump have made recently, I don't subscribe to that type of rhetoric. And I'm not an elected official. I don't have to make an endorsement. There's no pressure.
Voters know the GOP is the party of billionaires and big corporations, and that view is further cemented each time the Kochs spend for Republicans.
The delegates are the grass roots of the Republican Party.
That man is an American, born in the US, a judge who has earned that position. I don't think it reflects well in the Republican party. I don't think it reflects well on us as a nation. I ran for president and I warned this was going to happen.
I will not vote for [Trump] – and the Republican Party had better straighten up or they're going to lose me too. They're going to lose so many other conservatives because they are no longer conservative. The lesser of two evils is still evil.
I don't think Donald Trump is interested in rewriting the platform of the Republican Party.
If we've learned anything from the election thus far, it's that voters, especially those in the GOP, don't care much what the establishment thinks. Party leaders, think tanks and intellectuals care about the philosophical underpinnings of the party and its ultimate future.
The Senate these days tends to follow the top of the ticket, so if Trump loses the states where GOP senators are up for re-election, most if not all will also lose. The House, is less partisan, although still highly so.
There's a lot that unites the leadership in the Congress as well as Donald Trump. But the important thing to remember is the national titular head of the party is the nominee of the Republican Party. He just won that overwhelmingly, faster than anybody in Washington thought and running as an outsider against Washington.
There's clearly growing concern in the Republican Party hierarchy about the Trump candidacy. One day after another there's a new statement that enrages someone. He doesn't endorse their major party candidates. And so, yes, the alarm is growing inside the party.
He said I'm a cancer on the Republican Party – that's the bad news. Let me tell you the good news – yesterday, he endorsed me. And I like him. I do like him. I forgot about the one hour where he went wild.
Steven is a professional at the highest level with an extensive and very successful financial background. He brings unprecedented experience and expertise to a fundraising operation that will benefit the Republican Party and ultimately defeat Hillary Clinton.
We're going to win in November. We want to bring unity to the Republican Party. We have to bring unity.
We continue to give voice to the belief of so many Republicans that Trump is not a conservative, does not represent the values of the Republican Party, cannot beat Hillary Clinton, and is simply unfit to be president of the United States. We will continue to educate voters about Trump until he, or another candidate, wins the support of a majority of delegates to the Convention.
He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: A toxic mix of demagoguery and mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued. Let no one be mistaken – Donald Trump's candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.
I have a much better relationship than that with Senator Cruz. Look, my job is to help unify our party, is to take all pieces of the conservative movement and the Republican Party and help stitch them together, especially after a primary. I have a very good relationship with both of these men, and I'm going to keep it that way.
The best way for the Republican Party to unite, win and to grow is to reject Donald Trump.
And they've gone down and told Republican party bosses that everything Donald has said on the campaign is just a show; he doesn't believe any of it. He's not going to build a wall. He's not going to deport anyone. This is just a lie.
I think [Trump], leading the effort of the united Republican Party, can raise the money they need to beat Hillary Clinton.
I'm winning with the voters, and we're winning big. And I think we'll get to the 1,237 delegate threshold to clinch the GOP nomination.
The party is playing dirty. We've got to show the Republican Party that you've been disenfranchised. You gotta show the Republican Party you can't get away with this any longer.
We're winning because we're uniting the Republican Party. Of the 17 candidates who started this campaign–a terrific, talented, dynamic field–five have now endorsed this campaign. Rick Perry, and Lindsey Graham, and Jeb Bush, and Carly Fiorina, and Wisconsin's own Governor Scott Walker. When you toss in Senator Mike Lee and Mark Levin, we've got the full spectrum of the Republican Party, coming together and uniting behind this campaign.
We are working to ensure each campaign has a fair representation on the Rules Committee and it reflects the leadership of the Republican Party.
This campaign is coming down to a ground game battle for delegates. We will fight for every last delegate vote all the way to Cleveland. We are committed to making sure Donald Trump is not the Republican nominee and that the GOP wins the White House this fall with a principled conservative. Republicans at the North Dakota Convention rejected Trump, just like the entire Republican base will do this summer in Cleveland.
I got the most votes, and I didn't get the most delegates. The Republican Party hasn't treated me properly in my opinion.
We are competing to win. We're not competing to stop Donald Trump. ... Donald is not going to be the GOP nominee. We're going to beat him.
Let me tell you my solution to that. Donald is not going to be the GOP nominee. We're going to beat him.
The GOP nomination is a long and fluid process right now and we are not going to try to decrypt a very hazy and cloudy crystal ball.
Trump doesn't suit the Republican party. They usually divide up the state budget (among themselves) by frightening people about Russia. But Trump is ready to find a common language with Putin. That's why they don't need Trump and even regard him as dangerous.
If we give the banner of the Republican Party to Donald Trump, we tarnish it, maybe, forever. That might be the end of the Republican Party as we know it.
But because of the fact that Bernie Sanders is still hanging in that makes him the best friend of the Republican party because it drains away resources that could be used in a general election campaign, probably against Donald Trump.
We have to bring our party together. We have something happening that actually makes the Republican party probably the biggest political story anywhere in the world. Everybody's writing about it, all over Europe, all over the world they're talking about it. Millions of people are coming in to vote.
You would think that with two Cuban senators in the GOP (Republican) race, they would be a natural fit for the Cuban community of Florida. But that's not the way it's breaking. People are not so much voting for someone of their ethnicity or because of their gender, but because of what they stand for.
Today I want to be very clear about something. . . If a person wants to be the nominee of the Republican Party, there can be no evasion and no games. They must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry. This party does not prey on people's prejudices. We appeal to their highest ideals. This is the party of Lincoln.
He failed miserably and it was an embarrassment to everybody, including the Republican Party. It looked like he went away on a vacation the last month. Obviously he wants to be relevant, he wants to be back in the game.
He failed miserably, and it was an embarrassment to everybody, including the Republican party. It looked like he went away on a vacation the last month. So, I don't take that, and I guess, obviously, he wants to be relevant. He wants to be back in the game.
Donald Trump is the standard bearer for the Republican Party. Republicans created him by spending seven years appealing to some of the darkest forces in America. Now, it's up to the Republicans and try undo what they've done by denouncing Donald Trump. It's time for Republicans to stop the Frankenstein they've created.
I am a unifier. I would love to see the Republican party and everybody get together and unify. And there is no one who is going to beat us. I think we're going to be more inclusive... more unified, and I think we're going to be a much bigger party. The GOP has become more dynamic. It's become more diverse. We're taking from the Democrats. I mean, look at South Carolina.
I'm not saying I endorse everything about Trump, in fact I haven't formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do. Get off your duff. Get off your rear end that's getting fatter and fatter for many of you every day on your chairs. When this show's over, go out, call the Republican Party, but call Donald Trump's headquarters, volunteer.
He's lost whatever stakes and resonance he had in black America with his previous achievements by the blight of his GOP campaign. Carson "has outright attacked black people in some instances, been critical of black culture and "strategically de-emphasized" racial identity as a necessity.
I think his passing yesterday really underscores the stakes of this election. the GOP "ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the Supreme Court.
I am convinced the most long-lasting legacy of Barack Obama will be a new generation of leaders in the Republican Party who stand for freedom, who stand for the Constitution and who stand for the Judeo-Christian values that built this great nation.
It's going to take more than a week to repair and unify this party and so I think what we want to do is sit down together and talk about how we can unify the Republican Party.
When was the last time the Republican Party nominated someone who had never held any kind of public position? The answer is never. Never has the Republican Party reached out to someone who not only has never stood for election but never held public office.
And Paul Ryan is an absolute hero to the conservative base of the Republican Party, something that Mitt Romney never has been and never will be. So it is a little bit of an identity crisis, but Romney now is a different candidate than he was when he governed in Massachusetts. He has embraced the conservative wing of his party and there's really no turning back at this point.
I thought it was going to be very split amongst several people. I think a lot like the caucus and probably how the rest of the state will vote is that it still is probably wide open. I don't think that there is a clear path yet for the Republican Party.
If Mitt Romney doesn't win, there is going to be a battle for control of the Republican Party. And one man will have a sure shot at it: Paul Ryan. He is the darling of the right, and comes close to outshining Romney here in Tampa.
If the Republican Party wants to believe that leaking the identity of clandestine officers or violating the national security of this country is okay then that's their problem. I don't believe Mr. Rove should not be permitted to resign, I believe that this is a firing offence, to be so cavalier in the handling of the secrets of this great nation, really is an abuse of the public trust.
He announced that he changed his mind about how that would work and he's been running as a pro-life or anti-abortion rights candidate ever since. And that of course was viewed as getting him in line with the orthodoxy of the national Republican Party.
I'm obviously disappointed with the outcome of the election and, as the head of the Republican Party, I share a large part of the responsibility. I told my party's leaders that it is now our duty to put the elections behind us and work together with the Democrats and Independents on the great issues facing this country.
Paul Ryan has become an intellectual leader of the Republican Party. He understands the fiscal challenges facing America, our exploding deficits and crushing debt, and the fiscal catastrophe that awaits us if we don't change course.