Republicans doing what they do best: saying no!
Senate Republicans have successfully identified two minor violations of reconciliation rules in the final piece of the health-care package. The violations will force the Senate to change the reconciliation bill and ship it to the House of Representatives for final passage.
But Democratic leaders said the provisions that will be struck — from the part of the bill dealing with Pell Grants for college students — do not significantly affect the student loan program or the health-care bill overall.
The corrected legislation most likely will not be subjected to additional challenges when it is sent back to the House, Democratic staffers said, and is expected to receive final approval before the weekend.
And no, there won’t be a single-payer amendment added. Although there’s at least a theoretical possibility that Sen. Michael Bennet will add a public option amendment.