As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly promised to “repeal Obamacare and replace it with something great.” Early Thursday morning the U.S. Senate took an initial step toward repeal. As for the replacement, Alaska’s two senators describe something still in the formative stages.
Alaska’s congressional delegation cheered last year when the Missile Defense Agency awarded an $80 million contract for work at the Kodiak Island missile launch facility. But in the U.S. Senate this week, the contract was at the top of one Republican senator’s pork list.
President-elect Donald Trump leaned on Congress on Tuesday to quickly get rid of President Barack Obama’s signature heath care law, which he called a catastrophe. Lisa Murkowski, though, is among five Republicans in the U.S. Senate sponsoring an amendment that would slow the law’s repeal.