- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) moved last week to fast-track a bill passed by the House to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act. It will now skip the Senate's committee process and go straight onto the Senate calendar for action.
- Although it hasn't yet been scheduled, McConnell said the reconciliation bill will be looked at after the week-long Thanksgiving recess, when lawmakers reconvene Nov. 30.
- McConnell refuted speculation the GOP might forgo a repeal of Planned Parenthood as part of the package.
The issue of defunding Planned Parenthood could play a pivotal role in whether the legislation gets sufficient support, as moderate Republicans have pushed back against that portion.