However, seven targeted California House GOP members are exhaling today as the last thing they wanted to do was to have to cast a vote on a bill that was dead in the Senate. For all criticism (much deserved) of Paul Ryan, the Speaker was protecting his majority. Like in California's legislature, that's the number one responsibility for the house leaders. For Congressmembers Issa, Knight, LaMalfa, Rohrabacher, Royce, Valadao, and Walters, you are welcome.
To Anthony Wright @ Health Access here in Sactown, congratulations to you and your compadres.
The vote could have upended what are normally safe GOP districts in the Golden State. The top would be Issa and Knight, but the others were elevated to swing with the Obamacare repeal and unclear replace provisions. Of course, Democrats have yet to field candidates in most of the districts. A heartbeat is usally required to run.
TEARS: UC spent nearly $1 million to get rid of Linda Katehi last year as chancellor at UC Davis, while giving her the standard year off before a return-to-the-classroom provision (though she has never taught at Davis), report Diana Lambert and Sam Stanton in the Bee.