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  • WASHINGTON, July 10- Republican senators returned to Washington on Monday following a 10- day holiday recess still at odds with one another over legislation President Donald Trump wants passed to repeal major portions of Obamacare. The Republican legislation would phase out the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid health insurance for the poor and disabled,...

  • Congress to pass major healthcare legislation but huge obstacles remained, with a senior lawmaker saying the Senate was unlikely to take up the stalled bill until next week. The House of Representatives approved its healthcare bill in May but the Senate's version appeared to be in growing trouble as lawmakers returned to Washington from a week-long recess.

  • Congress to pass major healthcare legislation but huge obstacles remained, with a senior lawmaker saying the Senate was unlikely to take up the stalled bill until next week. The House of Representatives approved its healthcare bill in May but the Senate's version appeared to be in growing trouble as lawmakers returned to Washington from a week-long recess.

  • Senator Pat Toomey

    "We've got to do what it takes to get this bill done," including working through the August recess, says Sen. Pat Toomey.

  • Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

    Doubts are growing that Republican senators can pass an Obamacare replacement on their own, and Democrats have seized on that.

  • HAMBURG, July 7- In a meeting that ran longer than either side had planned, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election on Friday but agreed to focus on better ties rather than litigating the past. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters at a summit of leaders of the Group of 20 major...

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that Congress must act to shore up private health insurance markets if it fails to repeal Obamacare, comments seen as providing a pathway to a bipartisan deal to fix the health system. Speaking at a luncheon in his home state of Kentucky, McConnell said: "If my side is unable to agree on...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media about plans to repeal and replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 27, 2017.

    The prospect of Republicans having to work with Democrats on fixing Obamacare is increasing.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, conduct a news conference after the Senate Policy Luncheons on June 6, 2017.

    The top Senate Republican struggled to salvage major health-care legislation sought by President Trump.

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday abandoned plans to seek passage of it this week...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday abandoned plans to seek passage of it this week...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes. Acknowledging demands from fellow Republicans for increased input into retooling the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- Despite a major setback in the U.S. Senate, President Trump said on Wednesday that the Republican healthcare bill was moving along well and predicted a "surprise" was yet to come. In a big hit to a seven-year quest to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- Senate Republican leaders faced calls from critics within the party on Wednesday for substantial changes, rather than mere tinkering, to a major healthcare bill if they are to salvage their effort to repeal major parts of the Obamacare law. In a big setback to the seven-year Republican quest to undo Democratic former President Barack...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- Despite a major setback in the U.S. Senate, President Trump said on Wednesday that the Republican healthcare bill was moving along well and predicted a "big surprise" was yet to come. In a big hit to a seven-year quest to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

  • Acknowledging demands from fellow Republicans for more input into retooling the legislation, McConnell said on the Senate floor, "Senators will have more opportunities to offer their thoughts as we work toward an agreement." With Democrats unified against it and Republicans controlling the Senate by a slim 52-48 margin, McConnell can afford to lose only two...

  • Acknowledging demands from fellow Republicans for more input into retooling the legislation, McConnell said on the Senate floor, "Senators will have more opportunities to offer their thoughts as we work toward an agreement." With Democrats unified against it and Republicans controlling the Senate by a slim 52-48 margin, McConnell can afford to lose only two...

  • President Donald Trump (4th L) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) listen during a meeting with Senate Republicans at the East Room of the White House June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    President Donald Trump sounded an optimistic tone after Senate Republicans delayed a vote on their health-care bill.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a press conference after a closed-door Senate GOP conference meeting on Capitol Hill, June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Senate Republicans will delay a vote on their Obamacare replacement bill until after July 4.

  • President Donald Trump summoned all 52 Republican senators to the White House on Tuesday afternoon to discuss how to proceed after party leaders failed to win over a small band of Republican holdouts. McConnell, whose party has a razor-thin majority in the 100- member Senate, told reporters that Republican leaders were still working to get the 50 votes needed...