WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Foot traffic was a little lighter on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Normally a hectic day for lawmakers Tuesday was much quieter. Thanks to nasty roadways and flight cancellations stopping several lawmakers from getting back in time.
Snow blocking the pathway to Congress. While inside the business is piling up.
“We have a lot of work to do," Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA-5) said.
Abraham came back to Capitol Hill early Monday ahead of the winter storm. He said hoped to get down to business, especially with a GOP health care bill front and center on their list of priorities. But votes for the House were pushed back until Wednesday.
As youngsters flocked to Capitol Hill for prime sledding real estate, Democrats headed to various press conferences on the latest health care bill news.
“Under the proposal of the Republicans, the number of people uninsured will not only grow to where it was before the Affordable Care Act, it will be more people uninsured," Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-House Minority Leader) said.
The Congressional Budget Office released their report on the new GOP health care bill Monday. But the snow didn’t stop Democrats from speaking out, multiple times, on the dangers of the bill.
“The Republicans' own hand-picked CBO Director confirmed what Democrats had said all along. TrumpCare would be a nightmare for the American people," Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said.
Meanwhile, it was business as usual at the White House. Press Secretary Sean Spicer jumping to the defense of the bill. President Trump meeting with the Deputy Crown Price of Saudi Arabia.
In a busy week on Capitol Hill the storm is throwing a wrench in the plans, delaying some hearings in the Senate. Yet work on the health care roll out is expected to continue as planned on Wednesday.