“A provision that had been inserted to exempt veterans had to be removed because it violated the reconciliation rules that Senate leaders intend to impose to allow the bill to be passed by a simple majority, not the 60 votes that ordinarily would be required. Those rules require that a bill considered under reconciliation may deal only with spending and not policy.
“How did an ostensibly ‘technical’ amendment end up withdrawing refundable tax credits from up to 7 million veterans?” asked Chris Jacobs, a policy analyst who previously worked for the conservative Heritage Foundation and was a policy adviser to the House Republican Conference. “Does Donald Trump – who released a specific plan early in his campaign to ‘ensure our veterans get the care they need wherever and whenever they need it’ – realize the potentially broad-ranging effects of this ‘technical’ amendment on veterans?”
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