Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he would bring the Alexander-Murray bipartisan health care bill to the floor if President Donald Trump said he would sign it.
“I’m not certain yet, what the president is looking for here but I’ll be happy to bring a bill to the floor if I know President Trump would sign it,” McConnell said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Speaking with Dana Bash, McConnell (R-Ky.) said he has not heard from the president on what kind of health care bill Trump would sign.
“If there is a need for some kind of interim step here to stabilize the market, we need a bill the president will actually sign,” McConnell said.
This past week, Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced they had reached an agreement on a Obamacare deal which would fund a key insurance subsidy program.
Trump has called the deal a “short-term fix” and has called on lawmakers to do more, saying: “Congress must find a solution to the Obamacare mess instead of providing bailouts to insurance companies.”
In the meantime let us know what you think in the comments. Is a bipartisan bill something that is simply unrealistic or does Congress actually possess the ability to work together for the betterment of the American people.