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Hugh Hewitt
If the White House can match its recent staff changes with a smart policy push, the coalition between it and the Capitol Hill GOP could come together again.feedback
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Andrew Baumann - Global Strategy Group

The truth is, I bet that Millennials have not paid that much attention to the policy stuff he's done. But I think Charlottesville is a whole different thing. This is a watershed moment.feedback

Andrew Baumann - Global Strategy Group

I think he's really cemented these views of Millennials, and I have a hard time believing there is much he can do to reverse that.feedback

Bonnie Watson Coleman

We're at a very significant juncture here. We can either have peace, or we can have this president fuel and fan the fires of violence, and that is scary. He needs to be held accountable.feedback

Jerrold Nadler

I am hoping that they will put their money where their mouth is. This should not be viewed in normal political terms. What Donald Trump did was not a normal political reaction for a president of the United States.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

What we saw yesterday was the president clearly demonstrating that he doesn't know right from wrong, true from false, American patriotism from white nationalism. Very sad for our country.feedback

Jesse Ferguson

The irony for Republican leaders is that they thought they could weasel out of Trump being Trump by blaming it on Twitter and saying, I don't like it when he tweets. The problem is, he stood at a mic with cameras running and provided the opportunity for 20 minutes to defend the behavior of Nazis and white supremacists. They've sort of run out of excuses.feedback

Carlos Curbelo

Blind allegiance to the supreme leader? No thanks. He's dead wrong here and I won't stop saying it.feedback

Scott Reed

Vice President Pence's role has developed into him becoming the administration's top Trump translator – calmly communicating and reinforcing Trumpology to the GOP economic and social base, members of Congress and the business community.feedback

Leonard Lance

Mr. President, there is only one side: AGAINST white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites & the KKK. They have no place in America or GOP.feedback

Alex Conant

This is a big step backward. It puts Republicans in Congress and potential allies in corporate America in a very difficult situation.feedback

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Blaming 'both sides' for #Charlottesville?! No. Back to relativism when dealing with KKK, Nazi sympathizers, white supremacists? Just no. White supremacists, Neo-Nazis and anti-Semites are the antithesis of our American values. There are no other 'sides' to hatred and bigotry.feedback

Kevin Brady

To me, it feels so much different than health care. The points we're going to make is that President Reagan wouldn't recognize the tax code we have today. America's really fallen into bad, old habits on tax reform, and the final point we're making is that we are on track to deliver transformational, bold tax reform this year, because President Trump, the House, and Senate are working together to deliver on that timetable.feedback

Roy S. Moore

God puts people in positions in positions he wants. I believe he sent Donald Trump in there to do what Donald Trump can do. You could say that about America, couldn't you? We promote a lot of bad things.feedback

Roy S. Moore

I think the people are not voting for President Trump. They're voting for his agenda, which I firmly believe in.feedback

Ron Christie

His response was not quick enough, was not swift enough, was not strong enough, was not heartfelt. I think there are a lot of people who are losing heart by the actions and deeds this president has been undertaking in the last couple weeks.feedback

Joe Watkins

The statement that President Trump made today should have come last Saturday and it should have come with heart, in the same strong terms that he talks about North Korea or the strong terms that he's used against Sen. Mitch McConnell and other people with whom he's angry.feedback

Sara Fagen

Some of those independents in suburban America have started to write the president off in part because of the way he handled this latest situation in Charlottesville and health care and everything else.feedback

Dan Proft

What's been exposed is . . . there is this contingent within the GOP of big-government Republicans. They're afraid to reduce, reshape, rescind benefits that have been conferred even if we can't afford them.feedback

Donald J. Trump

They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.feedback

Corey Stewart

All the weak Republicans, they couldn't apologize fast enough. They played right into the hands of the left wing. Those [Nazi] people have nothing to do with the Republican Party. There was no reason to apologize.feedback

Sharon Denham

I don't know if there is such a thing as party unity within the Republican Party. That's part of what makes us Republicans: that desire to think for ourselves and not be told what to do or how to think by somebody else.feedback

James Madara

Medicine has long operated under the precept of Primum non nocere, or 'first, do no harm'. [Trumpcare] violates that standard on many levels. We sincerely hope that the Senate will take this opportunity to change the course of the current debate and work to fix problems with the current system. We believe that Congress should be working to increase the number of Americans with access to quality, affordable health insurance instead of pursuing policies that have the opposite effect.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

If your baby is going to die, and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make. I think that's something that, whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? This isn't football. There are no teams. We are the team, it's the United States. Don't let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants.feedback

Tony Fratto - Hamilton Place Strategies

I have yet to meet a Republican in Washington who does not want to have significant tax reform done. They are unified on this. So trying to divide them is really, really destructive.feedback

Jared Bernstein

He's far more interested in casting blame them in passing tax reform.feedback

Rick Pollack

The Senate proposal would likely trigger deep cuts to the Medicaid program that covers millions of Americans with chronic conditions such as cancer, along with the elderly and individuals with disabilities who need long-term services and support.feedback

Bill Lipton

Democrats need to show there are some differences with the Republican Party. Cuomo and Klein returning the money of oligarchs who compare respected African-American leaders to the K.K.K. would be a start.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

The best signal that North Korea could give us that they're prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches. We've not had any extended period of time where they have not taken some type of provocative action by launching ballistic missiles. I think that would be the first and strongest signal they could send to us, would be to stop these missile launches.feedback

Kimberly Ellis

The Democratic Party is in many ways right now where the Republican Party was when the Tea Party took over many years ago. We are in a rebuilding moment.feedback

Parker Williams

I think things went about as well as could be expected, given the high emotions in our country at present.feedback

Doug LaMalfa

Indeed, mankind is preventing forest management that keeps our forests from burning.feedback

David Wasserman

The GOP's current 52-seat majority makes the Senate look tantalizingly competitive. But a look at the map reveals that the Democrats hold far more seats on borrowed time than Republicans do. The GOP doesn't hold a single Senate seat in those 14 states that are more Democratic-leaning than the country overall. Meanwhile, Democrats hold six seats in the 26 more-Republican-than-average states, and all six are at risk in 2018.feedback

Tommy Ferraro - Heller

Danny Tarkanian is a perennial candidate who has spent millions of dollars on five campaigns over the last decade. Nevada voters have rejected him every time – including less than a year ago against Jacky Rosen. He has wasted conservatives' time and cost the Republican Party seats up and down the ballot. If he ultimately files for U.S. Senate he will lose in the primary.feedback

Eliot Cohen

This fundamentally boils down to character, and his character is rotten. He's a narcissist who happens to have taken control of the Republican party. There's some areas where he agrees with party orthodoxy, and some where he doesn't. But his only doctrine is: whatever is good for Donald Trump is good for the country. When he goes down – and he will go down, at some point – one of the things that will be striking is just how quickly members of Congress will turn on him.feedback

Doug LaMalfa

People across the board are being hurt by this. I don't buy the idea that man-made activity is responsible.feedback

Jerry Brown

[I]t takes values, believing in right and wrong and a sense of what America's all about. And it takes a certain vision, how the hell do we get out of this? And it takes some political skill at the same time. All three of those things.feedback

Jeff Flake

Republicans are not going to defeat Hillary Clinton in November by insisting that she belongs in prison any more than we defeated Barack Obama by pretending that he was born in Kenya.feedback

Donald J. Trump

His grandmother from Kenya stated, on tape, that he was born in Kenya and she was there to watch the birth. If he was not born in the United States.feedback

Jeff Flake

He has said he's an unapologetic birther. I think he knows a lot of Republicans believe it and he's willing to pander to them. These jokes and bromides may play well in rare venues and limited circles, but they cheapen the very real arguments that need to be made to the broader public against a Hillary Clinton presidency. I'm the other senator from Arizona – the one who didn't get captured. All we're really doing is approving the president's cabinet picks [and] justices.feedback

Jonathan Capehart

He was still winking and nodding at the issue on television as late as December 2015.feedback

Caitlyn Jenner

Here's the deal: yes, I have always had views that lean more towards the Republican party when it comes to politics [as in] less government, believing in the Constitution and all that kind of stuff. But my loyalties and my fights are not going to be with the Republican party. My loyalties are with my community and fighting for my community.feedback

Orrin Hatch

If we change those rules, it'd be the end of the Republican Party. And it'd be the end of the Senate. It doesn't help. He just doesn't understand. He'd like to get more cooperation up here. And he's not getting very much, to be honest with you.feedback

Seth Meyers

He may have been quieter than most other Trump acolytes, but Reince Priebus was one of the president's most loyal supporters. He played a pivotal role keeping mainstream Republicans in line where most of the GOP was trying to rebel against Trump after he won the nomination. As you may recall, he lavished Trump with praised during his super-creepy cabinet meeting last month.feedback

Clay Higgins

I can tell you that there weren't many Muslims in that part of Louisiana, but those that I have met have been very cool and very loving. Many Muslims are American citizens and I'd give my last life's blood for any one of them, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to speak out boldly and from my heart about the threat we face as a nation and as a world.feedback

Grover Norquist

All you need to get is one Senate vote, and McCain's argument for not voting for health-care reform … I don't think that stands. He needs to decide what he does want there.feedback

Grover Norquist

We can walk and chew gum at the same time. One does not interfere with the other. These are on two separate tracks. There's a trillion dollars of tax hikes in Obamacare, a trillion dollars over each decade. The more of those tax hikes you can get rid of when you reform and replace Obamacare, the better off you are for lower tax rates. I think it's entirely likely they come back and get that extra vote and move forward there on some health-care reform.feedback

Orrin Hatch

The president said he wants to get it down to 15 percent. That's very unlikely. In fact, it would be kind of miraculous if we could get it down to 25 percent or less. I'd like to get it down to around 20 percent. I'd love to get it at 15 percent if we could.feedback

Thomas E. Mann - The Brookings Institution

It's a commendable effort to keep Democrats on the same page as they try to position themselves to take full advantage of a Democratic wave in 2018. The national campaign will be about Trump the autocrat, the kleptocrat, the phony populist, and the cravenly accommodating Republican Party. The Better Deal will be helpful in arming candidates with a positive vision and avoiding intraparty divisions in the midterm elections. Their rhetorical challenge is best dealt with via the right presidential candidate and campaign in 2020.feedback

Alex Conant

Anyone in a position of responsibility in GOP politics is quickly losing patience with President Trump. The dysfunction is beyond strange – it's dangerous. If Trump's poll numbers were above 50 percent, health care reform would have passed. Instead, he's spent more time responding to cable TV chatter than rallying support for his agenda.feedback

Susan Collins

Neither party has a monopoly on good ideas, and we must work together to put together a bipartisan bill that fixes the flaws in the ACA and works for all Americans.feedback

Susan Collins

These problems require a bipartisan solution. The Democrats made a big mistake when they passed the ACA without a single Republican vote. I don't want to see Republicans make the same mistake.feedback

Trygve Olson

Reince was the person with the relationships with the national committee, the members [of Congress], and a lot of the donors. The question becomes, who will fill that void in the White House now? I think at the end of the day, the problem he faces is that the Republican Party as a coalition has got pieces that are incongruent with each other.feedback

Lisa Murkowski

I have said pretty consistently that process really does matter, particularly when you're dealing with something that is as direct and personal as health care, something that has an impact on one-sixth of the nation's economy. I hear from fishermen who can't afford the coverage that they have, small business owners who can't afford insurance at all, and those who have gained coverage for the first time in their life. These Alaskans have shared their anxiety that their personal situation may be made worse under the legislation considered this week.feedback

Paul Ryan

There's not a complete consensus on how best to do health care reform. On tax reform, we have that consensus.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If Republicans are going to pass great future legislation in the Senate, they must immediately go to a 51 vote majority, not senseless 60. Even though parts of healthcare could pass at 51, some really good things need 60. So many great future bills & budgets need 60 votes.... 3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!feedback

Lisa Murkowski

As a Senate, as leaders, we have an obligation to do better for those whom we serve. I stand ready to begin work with my colleagues – all of them – to reform healthcare in a more open process.feedback

David Walker

The truth is we have way too many wingnuts in Washington. We have too many far rights in the Republican Party, too many left in the Democratic Party. There's nobody in charge of the Congress. There's somebody in charge of factions, called Democrats and Republicans, but nobody is in charge of the body as a whole.feedback

Bob Corker

My sense is people aren't so much focused on the substance as they are this being the lifeline to get to a conference and expanding the bill.feedback

Ted Cruz

Republican senators are going to go home. They're going to hear from their constituents, and I don't expect the response to be muted.feedback

Amy Klobuchar

That is a steep lift, with the way pharma influences legislation in this town, but maybe this is the opening that we need.feedback

Bill Cassidy

Maybe this had to happen to actually begin to have a conversation. Clearly this is a difficult problem, because the president challenged us to replace, not just repeal. And so once you decide that you want to replace, not just repeal, it becomes more difficult.feedback

David Perdue

I think if anyone starts talking about the last seven years or tonight, then they're talking about the wrong thing.feedback

Tom Carper

The governors have to speak out on this; they have been speaking out, and we need to listen. The insurance companies themselves, too.feedback

David Perdue

I would never criticize anybody's votes, but I'm very disappointed. I think the self-interest is still alive in the Senate. I think it's time to put that aside and put the national interests first.feedback

Kelly Dittmar

Masculine dominance in the Republican Party is not only in numbers but in culture. When the person who is supposed to be the leader of the party shows it's okay to use those sorts of attacks, whether they are specifically gendered or not, that is something that catches on at other levels. We see it in the [elected officials] who feel it's okay to say things like this.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Our only regret is we didn't achieve what we hoped to accomplish. I think the American people are gonna regret we couldn't find a better way.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

I must confess I no longer understand what GOP lawmakers are intending to accomplish in their “vote-o-rama.” Michael Strain of the American Enterprise Institute argues.feedback

Ruben Gallego

Banning any qualified person from serving their country because of who they are is both discriminatory and bad national security policy. He's using fear of trans community to score political points.feedback

Chuck Schumer

There is no such thing as 'skinny' repeal; it's a ruse to get to full repeal, with all the concomitant cuts to Medicaid and tax breaks.feedback

Rand Paul

I think it's a good idea to start with what we agree on and see how big we can get the bill from there.feedback

Caitlyn Jenner

Here's the deal: yes, I have always had views that lean more towards the Republican party when it comes to politics (as in) less government, believing in the Constitution and all that kind of stuff. But my loyalties and my fights are not going to be with the Republican party. My loyalties are with my community and fighting for my community.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Big day for HealthCare. After 7 years of talking, we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate! ObamaCare is torturing the American People. The Democrats have fooled the people long enough. Repeal or Repeal & Replace! I have pen in hand.feedback

Joseph R. Swedish - Anthem Inc.

Some of our critical decisions will have to occur in a relatively short period of time. Time is of the essence for us to make the right decisions for the markets we serve, the membership we serve, as well as with the company overall. If we aren't able to gain certainty on some of these items quickly, we do expect that we will need to revise our rate filings to further narrow our level of participation.feedback

John Thune

Voting on something at the end of the process when it's the only train leaving the station . . . I think that's a different vote for a lot of people.feedback

Jeff Marschner

Congresswoman Comstock's vote on this issue reflected her view that [Defense] Secretary [Jim] Mattis, and the professionals at the Defense Department are best equipped to define these policies. The congresswoman trusts that Secretary Mattis will provide the clarity and details on what is in the best interest of military readiness going forward.feedback

Ralph Northam

Anyone who wants to serve our country in the military should be welcomed. They're patriots and should be treated as such.feedback

Robert G. Marhsall

Transgender military members like Logan Ireland & Laila Villanueva have done more to serve & protect America than Donald Trump ever will.feedback

Scott Taylor

There are heroic military members willing to put their lives on the line and give the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf, regardless of their gender identity.feedback

Vivian Wise

Frankly I wasn't surprised at all. Representative Taylor is something of a water carrier for his party. He seems to be someone who will go along with the majority.feedback

James Parrish

These are patriotic Americans who are putting their lives on the line to protect our country and preserve our freedoms and there should be no question about whether they should have the same benefits that all active duty members of the military and veterans have.feedback

Jack Mowat

The way Trump has gone about the business of passing legislation has been a problem sometimes. You've got voices like Sean Spicer, who were really boisterous. I wish Trump would speak a little bit less and focus a little bit more on his policy.feedback

Brad Schroeder

I'm not worried about Obamacare. That's going to collapse by itself.feedback

Brad Ashford

For me, the criteria is a willingness to work with the other side. I don't think you can overstate how ineffective these guys are at that. Paul Ryan and his team can come in here with guns blazing, like they did before, but they have nothing to show for it. They can't govern.feedback

Jesse Ferguson

Candidates can sometimes be successful creating their own brand and demonstrating to voters their independence but political parties can't separate themselves from their political leaders. For most people voting in 2018, the election will be a referendum on President Trump and whether Republicans in Congress have done their job to be a check and balance. Spoiler alert: they haven't.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

A large segment of Republican voters should try turning off Fox News and allowing reality to permeate the shell they’ve constructed to keep out ideas that interfere with their prejudices and abject ignorance. Unfair? Take a look at the latest poll to suggest that Trump voters like their cult hero feel compelled to label inconvenient facts “fake news.” Morning Consult reporters: “A plurality of Republicans say President Donald Trump received more of the popular vote in 2016 than his Democratic rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll, 47 percent of Republican voters said Trump outpaced Clinton - despite her nearly 2.9 million-vote advantage after all the states certified their election results.”.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Transgender Americans are serving honorably in our military. We stand with these patriots.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

If you thought that President Trump was testing the waters, probing for a backlash, as he contemplated firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, further, that it might be a really good idea for Republicans to signal strongly that this action (presumably a steppingstone to firing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III) would spell the beginning of the end of his presidency, you’d have been distressed by the GOP reaction.feedback

Jared Polis

Trump makes our military weaker by arbitrarily kicking out high-performing soldiers based solely on gender identity.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

On this very day in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the executive order desegregating the U.S. military. Sixty-nine years later, President Trump has chosen this day to unleash a vile and hateful agenda that will blindside thousands of patriotic Americans already serving with honor and bravery.feedback

Duncan Hunter

You're joining the U.S. military. Choose what gender you are before you join. We're not stopping transgender people from joining. We're saying taxpayers in this country right now are not going to foot the bill for it.feedback

Ron Johnson

You always had your options. I wanted to express to him that I want to be as positive an influence and provide as much positive input [as possible] into a better result.feedback

Mitch McConnell

I certainly agree with [McCain] that the parties need to come together. Some issues are just more partisan than others, and we can all stipulate that health care has not been a subject of bipartisanship over the last seven years.feedback

John Barrasso

We're using the budget process, so you have to pick up what passed the House. That's the starting point.feedback

John Barrasso

I am so delighted that John McCain is coming back. You talk about somebody with courage, and with character, and with credibility, I mean that is John McCain.feedback

John Cornyn

Everybody will get a vote on everything they want to vote on. What we're trying to do is convince everybody that if they'd like to get a vote on their amendment, then they need to vote to proceed to the House bill.feedback

John Cornyn

Initially there was some thought maybe the House would take up the bill we passed, but that may not be the case. So what we need to do is make progress.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If Republicans don't Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand! Obamacare is death. It's broken, it's collapsing, it's gone. And now it's up to us to get great healthcare for the American people.feedback

Daniel Clifton

This was a big move no matter what number you use. This happens to every new president. This happened to Obama. It happened to Clinton. It happened to Reagan. It didn't happen to George W. Bush because of 9/11.feedback

Daniel Clifton

You've just seen it move a lot toward the Democrats in the last couple of weeks. We're still 15 months away. Could it swing back toward the Republicans? You bet it can.feedback

Daniel Clifton

In my opinion, it's just a question of the sooner they realize it, the faster you get tax reform.feedback

Daniel Clifton

This is a sign the Republicans need to get their act together. They need to get policy passed. ...They've got some real issues–the Republicans.feedback

John Kasich

Until Congress can step back from political gamesmanship and come together with a workable, bipartisan plan, it is a mistake for the Senate to proceed with a vote on Tuesday and force a one-sided deal that the American people are clearly against. Instead, they should make a commitment to bring Republicans and Democrats together to work openly on Obamacare's failings, which we all agree need to be fixed. The sooner we can get to a bipartisan effort, the sooner we can begin to do what's right for the American people.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If Republicans don't Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand! My son Donald openly gave his e-mails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (& acid washed) her 33,000 e-mails!feedback

Rand Paul

The real question is what are we moving to? What are we opening debate to? Last week, Senate leadership said it would be a clean repeal ... and I think that's a good idea. The other alternative is the Senate leadership bill that doesn't repeal Obamacare, is Obamacare light and is loaded with pork. ... I'm not for that.feedback

John Thune

That's a judgment that Senator McConnell will make at some point this week before the vote. But no matter which camp you're in, you can't have a debate about either unless we get on the bill. So we need a 'yes' vote.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're not going to own it – I'm not going to own it – I can tell you, the Republicans are not going to own it. We'll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us, and they're going to say, How do we fix it? We can repeal, but we should repeal and replace ... I'll sign it. If Republicans don't Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand!feedback

Roger Stone

His nomination and election were a hostile takeover of the vehicle of the Republican Party. When you talk to some Republicans who oppose Trump, they say they will keep opposing him but can't openly say it.feedback

John Thune

It's voting to get on the bill, it's voting to debate. We can't change the status quo ... unless we get on the bill and the vote will be at some point this week. It's not. It is a vote, I think, for the status quo. What will happen if and when that were to occur is we'll go back to the drawing board and we'll get a bill up. We are going to vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, it's not a question of if, it's a question of when.feedback

Charlie Dent

It's a problem we've had as a party for some time. We saw this going back to the shutdown. One year it was defunding Obamacare, the other it was Planned Parenthood, now it will be the border wall. Somebody will find a reason to say we can't fund the government unless we get 'x'. Someone always finds an issue.feedback

Tom Cole

Honestly, I think there have been so many distractions that most people don't know how much we have done.feedback

John Thune

I want to see all our senators come back, so I would prefer that they would focus on defeating the Democratic opponents and invest their time and resources and energy on that.feedback

Ted Cruz

I believe we will get there. I believe we will get to yes. I think we have to get to yes. A failure on this would be catastrophic and we're not going to fail.feedback

Susan Collins

It's a good question about what will be happening next week. It appears that we will have a vote on Tuesday, but we don't know on whether we're going to be voting on the House bill, the first version of the Senate bill, the second version of the Senate bill, a new version of the Senate bill or a 2015 bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act now.feedback

David Woo - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

He knows the Republican party can afford this showdown much less than he can because he knows they could lose its majority in the House.feedback

Dean Heller

There's so many moving parts, I don't know what the motion will be a part of.feedback

Sergio Gor

We don't know which bill will be brought up yet, so we can't comment until next week.feedback

Pat Roberts

To improve this bill you've got to get to the bill, otherwise it's like Thelma and Louise and we're about to sail into the canyon and we've got to get out of the car. So let's go to the bill.feedback

Bob Corker

It's beginning to feel a little bit like a bazaar, if you will. Let's throw $50 billion here, $100 billion there. And I'm beginning to feel that the best route forward there is just to talk about a repeal with the transition that forces the two sides together to sit down and actually pass something that will stand the test of time.feedback

Dubravko Lakos-Bujas

In addition to favorable earnings momentum, as we approach year-end, market should gradually price in some higher probability of a tax deal, which we see currently as underpriced. With the healthcare bill sidelined, the GOP is now likely to increase focus on reforming corporate tax.feedback

Lindsey Graham

To President Trump, you're going to have to make a decision. The campaign is over. To the Republican Party: Who are we? What do we believe? . . . When they write the history of these times, I'm going to be with these kids.feedback

Paul Ryan

I think that's kind of a bogus number. What they're basically saying is people will choose not to buy something that they don't want to buy if they don't have to buy it. The government is forcing people to buy something they don't want. And so if we stop forcing people to do something they don't want to do, they won't do it. I really don't see that as a credible number.feedback

Paul Ryan

Obviously, as you can see in the Senate, there is a difference of opinions on how to do health-care reform. We are so much more unified on tax reform, on what it looks like, and how to do it and the need to do it.feedback

Steve Simon

Look at what ERIC's doing. That's the way you clean up the voting rolls. It's anonymized data, and you don't have nearly the problem with false positives.feedback

Joe Manchin

I hold no illusions that I will agree with every decision Judge Gorsuch may issue in the future, but I have not found any reasons why this jurist should not be a Supreme Court Justice.feedback

Tom MacArthur

I have no regrets. I am doing what I can as a member of Congress to solve problems. That's why I came here. I didn't come here to be potted plant.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

You have every provision of this bill tattooed on your forehead. You will glow in the dark on this one.feedback

John Weaver

No matter how you look at the future growth of the party, whether we keep the current [mostly white and blue-collar] base, or change to attract more Millennials and people of color, the Ayn Rand approach isn't going to win. I thought Trump had it figured out in the campaign. But that's not who is sitting in the Oval Office.feedback

Pat Roberts

This is more than just a health care debate. It really means, can we come together as a conference, can we come together as a Republican Party, can we come together on a signature piece of legislation we've talked about for seven years? If we don't, I think it's pretty clear the political consequences are staring us right in the face.feedback

Ken Cuccinelli

This has been the number one issue for conservative grass roots for seven years and then some. This is a vote a whole election can turn on. If we can recruit good conservative challengers to these ObamaCare Republicans, we will challenge them.feedback

Lindsey Graham

The moment of reckoning is coming. President Trump, you're going to have to make a decision. The campaign is over. The question for the Republican party is, what do we tell people? How do we treat them? Here's my answer: we treat them fairly. We do not pull the rug out from under them. No more 'woe is me'. He is yelling at me to buck up. So I'm going to buck up. I've stopped letting 30% of the people who are mad about immigration to determine how I behave … When they write the history of these times, I'm going to be with these kids.feedback

Tom MacArthur

We can't just change the subject and pretend like health care is going to fix itself – it's not.feedback

Carlos Curbelo

Not at all. Many of us thought we needed to be honest with the American people. And for many years we had been campaigning about how we needed to do better than the (Affordable Care Act). We know that the ACA is very vulnerable right now.feedback

Carlos Curbelo

If Senate Republicans can't agree on something, we should work on a bipartisan bill.feedback

Glenn Thompson

The ship is sinking under the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. You can't walk the plank on a sinking ship.feedback

Mark Sanford

It's a good 30- or 60-second ad if there's not something to point to. Yeah, we did this.' Well no, nothing happened.feedback

Dennis Ross

Senators have now wasted seven months doing nothing. We need senators that want to help this president and keep their promises. The American people are sick of the excuses from senators. I'm sick of the excuses.feedback

Jamie Rappaport Clark - Defenders of Wildlife

While nine out of ten Americans want to protect endangered species and their habitat, Congressional leaders are spending their time dismantling the ESA in favor of special interests. Enactment of any of these bills will only hasten the disappearance of endangered and threatened species from our planet.feedback

Gregory Sheehan - Fish and Wildlife Service

But states and the people on the ground who have long been stewards of the land are in the best position to be the primary caretakers of species over the long-term.feedback

Collin Peterson

The states, not the federal government, are best equipped to manage their gray wolf populations by balancing safety, economic and species-management issues.feedback

David Balat

There's hesitation for brave leadership and decision-making based on conservative ideology.feedback

Darryl Glenn

The fact that you run on repeal and replace, and then you don't deliver? It's more about political cover and staying in power than solving problems.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Both Democrats sincerely concerned about the viability of a sane, two-party system and #NeverTrump Republicans horrified at what’s become of their once-admirable party have been pondering since Election Day how - or if - the GOP can free itself from President Trump’s grip. How to break the Trump fever - a brew of xenophobia, ignorance, nativism and contempt for facts (for the very notion that there are such things as facts)? Perhaps the answer is simple, hiding in plain sight.feedback

Mike Lee

He was encouraging to me and said, you know, Just see what changes you can make to it.feedback

Jerry Moran

It could have been prolonged for days or weeks while no one said anything.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Republicans said one thing for the last four elections. This is a good time to remind you that when they knew [former president] Barack Obama would veto it, the GOP voted more than 60 times to repeal Obamacare, but now that they can actually do it, they don't have the balls. All of those times they voted, they must have been yanking their own lever. Now when they have a Republican president, they can't get their vote up.feedback

Rand Paul

If you voted in 2015 for it and now you're going to vote against it, you've got some explaining to do.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Republicans are very united like seldom before. The Republicans came together all of a sudden two days ago, and it was like magic. They just came together. They are very, very united. Every group from the Freedom Caucus to the Tuesday Group to every single group.feedback

Eric Bradner

Another potential candidate – state treasurer Jeff DeWit – has had multiple conversations with Trump… Trump was furious at Flake last fall when the Arizona senator called on Trump to withdraw from the presidential race after the emergence of the 'Access Hollywood' tape. He told a small group of Arizona Republicans last fall – including Graham – that he would spend $10 million on defeating Flake in the 2018 Senate primary….feedback

David Weigel - The Washington Post

It's an audacious strategy that flies against current polling and electoral history. It counts on messaging, distracted voters and a built-in electoral advantage to guide the party past the rocks. ….feedback

Rush Limbaugh

Now we find out the Republican caucus in the Senate is infected with essentially leftist members. Collins, Murkowski, Capito – these three female leftists in the Republican caucus are running the Senate, not Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell is not running the Senate! These three women are running the Senate. The conservative Republicans in the Senate are not running the Senate. Three liberal women who call themselves Republicans are running the Senate!feedback

Donald J. Trump

You have certain factions. You have the conservative Republicans. You have the moderate Republicans. So you have to get them together, and we need close to a hundred percent. That's a pretty hard thing to get.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Republicans, frankly, are putting themselves in a very bad position – I tell this to Tom Price all the time–by repealing Obamacare, because people aren't going to see the truly devastating effects of Obamacare.feedback

Eric Bradner

Kelli Ward, who has already launched her campaign, and Robert Graham, a former state GOP chair and Trump adviser who is considering it, both told CNN on Monday they have had multiple conversations with White House officials about opposing Flake in the Senate primary.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I say to the Republicans, if you really want to do politically something good, don't do anything. Sit back for a period of two years, because '17 is going to be a disaster–a disaster!–for Obamacare if we don't do something.feedback

David Perdue

We're going to find out if there's hypocrisy in the United States Senate in the next few days, I'm afraid.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Remember two months ago when Trump and the GOP threw that old white guy party when the House passed their version of the bill? Now that celebration, in retrospect, seems almost as embarrassing as Lyndon Johnson's victory-in-Vietnam luau.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Folks, I know it's a comedy show, but I have some sad news tonight. As of 10.48pm last night, the GOP healthcare bill was pronounced dead of terminal sucking. It was always a long shot because the Republicans control only all three branches of government. Can't be expected to do everything.feedback

John Barrasso

We still do have work to do to get to a vote of 50, but people are committed to continuing that work.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Well, we have a new Supreme Court justice. And we're only six months into this. Last time I looked, Congress goes on for two years, and we'll be moving onto comprehensive tax reform, infrastructure. There's much work left to be done.feedback

Dick Durbin

The Republicans have to understand that if they're going to try to starve out the Affordable Care Act, they're responsible for the outcome. We'd rather work with them to solidify this system.feedback

Michael Steel

I actually think the House Members may be in a better spot if the Senate fails to act. They have kept their promise to repeal Obamacare, but can't be blamed for unpopular future problems in the health care system.feedback

William Herkelrath - TIM Group

For the last 3-4 months the story on health care has been very positive. We haven't seen any ebbs and flows as political moments happen.feedback

Michael Newshel

The big (insurers) were generally insulated from coverage effects of repeal but would have benefited from health insurer fee repeal. Humana, in particular, had earnings upside from the health insurance fee repeal… and so is underperforming today.feedback

James Gelfand

It's creating a giant risk that members of Congress will create a new tax in employer-sponsored health insurance benefits. We are extremely vulnerable heading into tax reform.feedback

Stephen J. Hemsley - UnitedHealth Group

The return of the insurance fee will be the single largest headwind in 2018.feedback

William Herkelrath - TIM Group

All the comments are based on fundamentals – that near-term earnings are going to be strong. Whatever happens is going to take a long time to play out.feedback

Donald J. Trump

NO GAMES! HOUSE @GOP MUST DEFUND OBAMACARE! IF THEY DON'T, THEN THEY OWN IT!feedback

Susan Collins

I do not support the new plan. A better approach would be...to begin hearings focused on the problems in the ACA, and let's try to get bipartisan support to fix those egregious flaws.feedback

Luther Strange

I'm happy that we're getting a chance to repeal, and replace, go back to the 2015 bill.