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PHOENIX — A week after President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government unless he gets funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico, an Arizona congressman said that may not be what the country wants.
“I don’t think people really want to shut down government,” Republican Rep. Andy Biggs told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News on Tuesday.
Republican leaders don’t want a government shutdown. Democrats don’t either, at least not officially.
It’s time to “put the screws” to Republican lawmakers who promised to repeal Obamacare, one House member says, and that’s why he supports reviving a successful 2015 attempt to get rid of the health care law.
“We certainly can’t give up,” Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said in a phone interview with The Daily Signal.
A Senate-passed bill intended to help dying patients access experimental drugs will likely face lengthier deliberations in the House. While the Senate fast-tracked the bill on Aug. 3, the House will likely subject it to a hearing and markup before bringing it up to a vote, according to congressional aides and a lobbyist.
According to Rep. Andy Biggs (“Kill the Filibuster Before It’s Too Late,” op-ed, Aug. 7), the Senate filibuster is the greatest obstacle blocking Republicans from fulfilling their agenda. But why is the filibuster such an obstacle? It wasn’t always so.
The McLinn family of Indianapolis is still fighting for their seven-year-old son, Jordan, who was diagnosed at the age of 3 with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This is an aggressive disease that results in muscle weakness and loss first attacking the extremities, eventually moving to the heart and other internal organs.
PHOENIX — An Arizona congressman wrote that the Senate needs to remove a 60-vote requirement to pass legislation in order to advance President Donald Trump’s agenda.
An Arizona congressman is working to remove energy subsidies that are part of the 2014 farm bill.
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., recently released legislation that he says could save the American taxpayer more than a billion dollars over five years.
The greatest obstacle blocking Republicans from fulfilling our agenda is not manufactured outrage about Russians. It’s the Senate filibuster, the 60-vote threshold to suspend debate that prevents most bills from making it to the floor.