The president’s Cabinet is finally full, as the Senate approved Alexander Acosta to serve as labor secretary on a 60-38 vote.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bowed to mounting opposition and abandoned a vote planned for this week on legislation to overhaul Obamacare.
The report from the Congressional Budget Office found the proposal would leave 22 million uninsured, seeing little difference in impact from the House-passed American Health Care Act.
Republicans would lock people out of coverage for six months if they go without insurance under a provision added to the Senate proposal on Monday.
The long-awaited proposal begins with few friends and many critics—on the right, the center, and the left. But the chilly reception doesn’t mean the legislation is doomed.
Like the House version, Mitch McConnell’s proposal would slash taxes, cut Medicaid, and eliminate Obamacare’s insurance mandates for individuals and employers.
The Senate bill coming out Thursday would do many things to health care in the U.S., but it won’t get rid of the Affordable Care Act, and Mitch McConnell won’t claim that it does.
The House speaker is pushing President Trump to embrace permanent reform rather than a quick jolt like the temporary cuts that George W. Bush signed in 2001.
They’ll disrupt ordinary business and hold the floor all night for speeches to protest the GOP’s secretive attempt to gut the Affordable Care Act.
With Democrats accusing the administration of sabotaging the health law, two GOP committee chairmen urge the president to continue payments to insurers that could shore up the insurance market.
They’ve said if Republicans dropped their repeal demand, they’d be willing to help repair the law. Here are some of their ideas.
If they exist, the Secret Service doesn’t have them, and the president still isn’t ready to talk about them.
“One hundred percent,” the president replied when a reporter asked if he’d be willing to contradict his fired FBI director under penalty of perjury.
Standing up for Democrats, Charles Grassley is challenging the administration’s policy of ignoring most oversight demands from Congress.
Republicans in the state legislature on Tuesday voted to reverse Governor Sam Brownback’s signature tax cuts, dealing a blow to the kind of fiscal policy the Trump administration wants to enact nationally.
By the GOP’s own assessment, passing a bill to replace Obamacare is unlikely, and lawmakers just want the issue out of the way. But don’t count Mitch McConnell out quite yet.
The president is ditching a big-spending infrastructure plan and embracing a Republican-backed bureaucratic reform that can be done on the cheap.
The White House says that under the law, it only has to respond to records requests that come from committee chairmen—who all happen to be Republicans. Democrats say it amounts to a ‘gag order.’
The California Republican supposedly stepped aside from the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation. But on Wednesday, he used his power as chairman to issue subpoenas related to the inquiry.
In the next two months, Congress will have to raise the debt ceiling and pass a budget. GOP leaders don’t know how they’re going to do either of them.
The Congressional Budget Office’s damning report on the party’s replacement for Obamacare stunned some GOP lawmakers. They shouldn’t have been surprised.