Like its House predecessor, any Senate health care bill will seek to deliver a giant tax cut to the GOP's donor class by eliminating or reducing health care coverage for millions of less-fortunate Americans.
Justices ruled the state's system of funding education to be in violation of the constitution, and failure to deal with that requirement could lead to closure of more than 280 school districts across Kansas.
The House previously passed a major school finance package increasing annual, per-student funding and spending for school transportation and educating dyslexic students. It would have mandated that transgender students use restrooms, locker rooms or other facilities according to the gender on their birth certificates. Republicans have yet to chalk up significant legislative achievements despite being in control of the White House and both chambers of Congress.
The new estimate, which reflects a series of last-minute revisions Republicans made to win over several conservative lawmakers and a handful of moderates, calculates that the American Health Care Act would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion between 2017 and 2026. Until 2016, he served as chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
"This bill is about transparency and honest disclosure", said Rep. Susan Humphries, a Wichita Republican. Senators have been working on their own school funding proposal and could debate it next week. The agency estimated that about one-sixth of the population - more than 50 million people - live in states that would make substantial changes under the waivers.
"I believe it accommodates all children and I believe that the House has taken a very thoughtful, reasonable approach to trying to address concerns that have been raised leading up to this session". Terrell predicted the Supreme Court would reject the House's K-12 bill and require the governor to call the Legislature into special session in June.
Some Senate Republicans have described the House bill as being dead-on-arrival and plan to draft an entirely new piece of legislation. The bill would have ensured that the ruling does not extend to other public information.
Kansas legislators have rewritten parts of their latest plan for raising taxes to fix the state budget and provide additional dollars for public schools.
House Republicans - along with House Republicans and House Democrats - have been skeptical of the income tax reductions and accompanying sales tax increase favored by Senate Republicans and the governor.
Thursday marks the 101st day of what was scheduled to be a 100-day session.
"If you look at what the president is actually for, it strikes me as indistinguishable from what a President Jeb Bush or a President Marco Rubio would have been advocating: deregulation, tax reform, repeal and replace of Obamacare, judges like Neil Gorsuch", McConnell said.