Black Caucus Week Marred By Worries Over Repeal Vote
Black Caucus week marred by worries over repeal vote
Of the many concerns and issues being discussed during the Annual Legislative Conference for the Congressional Black Caucus last week, the fate of the Affordable Care Act was arguably the most pronounced of them.
As the annual collection of forums, activities, grasstops hobnobbing and receptions was underway, any attempt at an uplift in mood was erased as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced intent to hold yet another vote to “repeal” the Affordable Care Act. As pressure from the Republican Party’s hard right mounted, GOP lawmakers in Congress were feeling intense heat from conservative activists, many seething from …