Tomorrow: How a Bill Becomes a Disaster

McConnell’s strategy is now out: tomorrow, he is going to offer the health care bill that the HOUSE ALREADY PASSED. This is a huge move, because if the Senate passes it, it will be DONE. Trump will sign it, and Schoolhouse Rock fans, you know that’s how a bill becomes a freaking disaster. McConnell will be gambling on a high risk, high reward (from GOP donors). But with McCain flying back early from surgery to vote yes, McConnell is going for broke. Call Senators at 844-432-0883. Collins and Rand Paul are probably no votes. We need at least one more, and it probably comes down to Heller (NV), Capito (WV), and Portman (OH).

Author: Jed Shugerman

Legal historian at Fordham Law School, teaching Torts, Administrative Law, and Constitutional History. JD/PhD in History, Yale. Red Sox and Celtics fan, youth soccer coach. Author of "The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America" (2012) on the rise of judicial elections in America. I filed an amicus brief in the Emoluments litigation against Trump along with a great team of historians. I'm working on "The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians," a history of prosecutors and political ambition (a cause of mass incarceration), and "The Imaginary Unitary Executive," on the myths and history of presidential power in America.

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