Healthcare amendments flood Senate budget process

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The measures reveal a laundry list of healthcare priorities for both parties.

Sen. Mike LeeMike LeeWill Trump back women’s museum? Overnight Cybersecurity: Lawmakers pushing for vote to delay warrant rule changes Coons to call for voice vote to halt changes to hacking rule MORE (R-Utah) wants to undo the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act by declaring that the individual mandate cannot be a tax.

Sens. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderKey Republicans ask Trump to keep on NIH director McConnell tees up medical cures bill Speculation and starting points: accreditation, a new administration and a new Congress MORE (R-Tenn.), Richard BurrRichard BurrDems pledge to fight Sessions nomination Battle for the Senate: Top of ticket dominates Shakeup on Senate Intel: Warner becomes top Dem MORE (R-N.C.), Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteBattle brews over Trump’s foreign policy Battle for the Senate: Top of ticket dominates NH voters hold Ayotte accountable for gun control votes MORE (R-N.H.) and Pat RobertsPat RobertsGOP debates going big on tax reform Memo to the LGBT community: Donald Trump is not your enemy Bob McDonnell to join Regent Univ. faculty MORE (R-Kan.) want to delay the law's implementation, each under different circumstances.

Sen. Jim RischJim RischGOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election GOP to Obama: Sanction Chinese entities to get to North Korea Research: Infrastructure systems easy to hack, a little slow to patch MORE (R-Idaho) wants to block grant Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinTrump flirts with Dems for Cabinet Trump meets with Dem senator amid Cabinet speculation Overnight Energy: Walden wins Energy gavel | Trump looks at Dems to head Energy, Interior MORE (D-W.Va.) wants a bigger federal fight against prescription drug abuse.

Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillA Cabinet position for Petraeus; disciplinary actions for Broadwell after affair Defense bill tackles retaliation against military sex assault victims Red-state Dems face tough votes on Trump picks MORE (D-Mo.) wants to protect mental-health services for everyone covered by the Second Amendment.

Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinLawmakers eye early exit from Washington Senators crafting bill to limit deportations under Trump Warren pushes Dems to get tough with Trump MORE (D-Ill.) wants to increase funding for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health.

Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.) wants to extend healthcare coverage to veterans' kids until they are 26.

Several measures pertaining to the Affordable Care Act are more technical.

Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyDrug pricing debate going into hibernation GOP leaders host Trump's top deputies Key Republican wants details on Ohio State attacker MORE (R-Iowa) would repeal the healthcare law's Medicaid cuts to hospitals that serve primarily low-income communities.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamA Cabinet position for Petraeus; disciplinary actions for Broadwell after affair Pentagon should have a civilian chief to give peace a chance Lawmakers eye early exit from Washington MORE (R-S.C.) would reduce eligibility for subsidies to buy insurance on the health law's exchanges.

Sen. Tom CoburnTom CoburnWill Trump back women’s museum? Don't roll back ban on earmarks Ryan calls out GOP in anti-poverty fight MORE (R-Okla.) would reduce the matching rate for the law's Medicaid expansion.

The final budget vote is expected late Friday or early Saturday morning.

Read more about amendments that would bar food stamps from purchasing junk food and limit food-size regulations at RegWatch.