Transcript for Senate GOP Clears Key Hurdle in 'Obamacare' Repeal
And senate lawmakers have taken their first step toward dismantling the Affordable Care Act overnight they approved a budget measure that will allow a repeal vote to take place. With its simple majority instead of the sixty votes needed for most legislation. That could happen as early as next month despite some Republicans expressing some misgivings. About starting that repeal process before they have a replacement health care plan Defense Secretary nominee retired general James Mattis is set to testify before the senate arms services committee this morning. Congress is expected to approve a waiver of an existing law that requires former service members to be out of uniform. For at least seven years before serving as Defense Secretary Matt is led left active duty and when he thirteen just four years ago. Former Republican presidential candidate and retired brain surgeon doctor Ben Carson will also take his turn on Capitol Hill. He's seeking confirmation as the secretary of housing and herb and urban development. That's despite his claim that he had taken himself out of the running for any cabinet position saying that he had no government experience.
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