Republicans said the new healthcare and education programs was not properly paid for.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) countered Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) remarks that all of the ObamaCare “horror stories” are lies, saying, “they are not all untrue.”
Blunt was responding to remarks Reid made on the Senate floor Wednesday. Reid said the “horror stories” told in anti-ObamaCare ads are “all lies.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) demanded Thursday that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) not impose a rule denying tax-exempt status to political groups.
“Left, Right, or Center — folks understand what a threat this rule poses to our most cherished of civil liberties,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that Republicans injected politics into a veterans bill that should have been bipartisan.
“Shame on Republicans for bringing base-politics into a bill to help veterans,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “They are pushing an unrelated amendment on Iran that they knew would kill the bill.”
Reid's move comes as the two parties fight over amendments.
“I guess if you make that much money, you can make these immoral decisions,” Reid said.
After several Republicans bashed President Obama’s recent plan to cut subsidies to Medicare Advantage, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) defended the decision Wednesday.
Under the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, the federal government is using savings from cuts to Medicare Advantage, a private health insurance alternative for seniors, to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs for seniors.
Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) bashed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Wednesday for not allowing a Senate vote on Iran sanctions.
“We need to act immediately to re-enact sanctions against Iran,” Cruz said on the Senate floor. “There is one reason only why we have not done so, and that is the senior senator from Nevada is single-handedly blocking a vote on the bill.”
The Kentucky senator says Dr. Murthy has spent too much time "condemning gun owners."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) should allow the Senate to vote on an Iran sanctions bill because it has the support of at least 59 senators.
“A strong bipartisan majority has sought to pass legislation here in the Senate that puts teeth into the negotiations,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “There is no excuse for muzzling the Congress on an issue of this importance to our own national security.”