Incumbents are in CAPS. (R) indicates GOP pickup; (D) indicates Dem pickup; X indicates the seat was retained by the incumbent party. NOTE: Only third party candidates who receive 5% or more of the vote are included.CD Candidates Vote % Vote In GOP Dem —————————————————————————————- MO 01 CLAY (D) 134,295 73% 100% X Hamlin (R) 43,260 24 —————————————————————————————- MO 02 AKIN (R) 179,731 68% 100% X Lieber (D) 77,249 29 —————————————————————————————- MO 03 CARNAHAN (D) 99,011 49% 100% X Martin (R) 94,593 47 —————————————————————————————- MO 04 SKELTON (D) 101,507 45% 100% Hartzler (R) 113,500 50 (R) —————————————————————————————- MO 05 CLEAVER (D) 101,076 53% 100% X Turk (R) 84,415 44 —————————————————————————————- MO 06 GRAVES (R) 153,973 69% 100% X Hylton (D) 67,717 31 —————————————————————————————- MO 07 Long (R) 140,260 64% 100% X Eckersley (D) 67,073 30 —————————————————————————————- MO 08 EMERSON (R) 128,515 65% 99% X Sowers (D) 56,362 29 —————————————————————————————- MO 09 LUETKEMEYER (R) Unopposed X —————————————————————————————-
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"Even if House Republicans manage to get enough members of their party on board with the latest version of their health care bill, they will face another battle in the Senate: whether the bill complies with the chamber’s arcane ... Byrd rule, which stipulates all provisions in a reconciliation bill must affect federal spending and revenues in a way that is not merely incidental." Democrats should have the advantage in that fight, "unless the Senate pulls another 'nuclear option.'”
The House has passed a one-week spending bill that will avert a government shutdown which was set to begin at midnight. Lawmakers now have an extra week to come to a longer agreement which is expected to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in September. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to pass before President Trump signs it.
President Trump’s portrayal of an effort to funnel more Medicaid dollars to Puerto Rico as a "bailout" is complicating negotiations over a continuing resolution on the budget. "House Democrats are now requiring such assistance as a condition for supporting the continuing resolution," a position that the GOP leadership is amenable to. "But Mr. Trump’s apparent skepticism aligns him with conservative House Republicans inclined to view its request as a bailout, leaving the deal a narrow path to passage in Congress."
Democrats in the House are threatening to shut down the government if Republicans expedite a vote on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, said Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer Thursday. Lawmakers have introduced a one-week spending bill to give themselves an extra week to reach a long-term funding deal, which seemed poised to pass easily. However, the White House is pressuring House Republicans to take a vote on their Obamacare replacement Friday to give Trump a legislative victory, though it is still not clear that they have the necessary votes to pass the health care bill. This could go down to the wire.