(Yountville, CA) – Four people are dead after a hostage crisis at a veterans home in Northern California. Officials said law enforcement officers entered the building at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville tonight, where they found the bodies of three women and a man.The man is the suspect who apparently killed himself. The names of the dead were not released. The incident began Friday morning around 10:30 local time, when an armed man entered a room at the Pathway House and began shooting. No one was hurt in the initial incident.
The suspects car was also located and checked for explosives. No bombs were found. The suspect is believed to have been discharged from a program at the home dealing with vets experiencing emotional trauma.
(SL) – Politico reports, Senate Republicans are highly unlikely to vote next week to repeal Obamacare and are tentatively preparing for a vote in approximately two weeks, according to senators and officials on Capitol Hill and in the White House.
The Congressional Budget Office is reviewing legislative language sent by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; the Senate parliamentarian must weigh in on controversial proposals; and GOP leaders still have not forged a bill that can get 50 votes. Those factors are likely to push the pivotal roll call closer to the end of July than immediately after the July 4 recess.
“There’s a lot of moving pieces. My sense is the week of the 17th is when we start moving on it,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in an interview Thursday morning.
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said on Wednesday evening that such a vote is “several weeks away,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
A White House official said there would be no health care vote next week and that the White House and Senate Republicans would consider nominations on the floor until the health care vote is ready. Republican leaders in the House and Senate originally hoped for a repeal vote as early as January.
A spokesman for McConnell said no final decision has been made.
“We are discussing the legislation with members and the CBO, but we haven’t announced” a schedule yet, said Don Stewart, a McConnell spokesman.
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