And it highlighted how some provisions in the House bill would produce damaging consequences for many people.
House Republicans hailed the amendment as a compromise, providing alternative arrangements for transgender children while keeping biological sex as the basis for admission to multi-user restrooms.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said he wanted to require maternity coverage and beef up federal aid to help states curb premium increases for people with pre-existing conditions. “This does not include schools”. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), which would force transgender Texans of all ages to use only those facilities that match their biological sex, and would apply to all public or government buildings in the state.
But the amendments aren’t sitting too well with the HB 4180’s author, Representative Garnet Coleman.
“I’ve been persuaded to warm up a little bit to it”, Hall said of the plan.
House Bill 2400 is reportedly similar to SB 860, but it includes a section focused on teacher pay raises.
Excluding Democratic involvement will leave McConnell, a conservative 75-year-old Kentuckian with a reputation as a dealmaker, a narrow path to win passage of these ambitious goals, which are also at the head of Republican President Donald Trump’s policy agenda. Still, the Texas House’s position was lackluster.
Coleman is Chair of the Committee on County Affairs.
McConnell has made this legislation a top priority for his conference, with the topic dominating its gatherings.
“I’ve been dealing with the bathroom issue for a very long time”, said Coleman. Veteran Republicans including McCain know that what they need to do is put together a draft piece of legislation where nearly all of it is agreed upon, then start getting into the final wheeling and dealing on the last critical details. It would have mandated that transgender students use restrooms, locker rooms or other facilities according to the gender on their birth certificates. Residents petitioned and overturned the ordinance with an election.
Patrick had offered to barter for the “private school choice” program with a bill that tweaks the state’s A-F grading system for districts and schools.
After all, it was just last week that Patrick said he wanted the legislation passed.
At that point, the Senate’s vote seemed certain to set up conference committee situation with the House of Delegates, which had twice in the special session voted down versions of the Senate plan.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a physician who has been trying to find common ground, said that the CBO report would probably provide some good news that Senate negotiators could seize on. “I think all of that is going to be handled by the special counsel and the Senate intelligence committee, and I’m confident in their ability to do the job”, he said, referring to a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department last week, and to one of several congressional panels probing the Russian Federation issue.
In testimony earlier this year, Kansans for Life legislative director Kathy Ostrowski said the added information should be available so women could “achieve a truly informed decision”.
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College also would have to absorb a 2 percent state-funding cut in the governor’s latest proposal, which was reviewed Wednesday by the House Finance Committee. “Because he said the same thing then and he ran”.
“He is, in my view, kind of the de facto congressional relations guy for the administration”, he said, noting Pence, a former in governor and Republican congressman, has strong relationships on the Hill.
The House bill’s changes to Medicaid lost the support of moderate Republicans in that chamber, and may prove a tough issue in the Senate.
“Tomorrow, Governor Justice will meet with the Senate President, the Senate Minority Leader, the Speaker of the House, and the House Minority Leader in four separate rooms and travel from room to room as the mediator-in-chief”.