Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
With a vote of 14-9 the Senate Finance Committee approved the proposed 10-year, $829 billion health care reform measure that has been under review over the past weeks and months. The reform measure aims to extend coverage to an additional 29 million Americans. Of note, Senator Olympia Snowe cast the only Republican vote (of the 10 Republicans sitting on the Committee) in favor of the reform. All 13 Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee voted in favor of the reform. Also notable, the bill approved today did not contain a public option plan.
A thumbs up from the Senate Finance Committee keeps legislation moving, however, there are still a number of hoops to jump through before proposed law becomes reality.