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WASHINGTON, Feb 28- A month after Republicans rallied around offering an alternative to President Barack Obama's healthcare law in an election-year move to broaden their appeal to voters, divisions are surfacing over the issue in the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- A month after Republicans rallied around offering an alternative to "Obamacare" in an election-year move to broaden their appeal to voters, divisions are surfacing over the issue in the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The Obama administration on Monday again delayed a contentious healthcare law requirement that all but the smallest employers provide coverage to full-time workers, this time by giving medium-sized businesses another year to comply.
WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The Obama administration on Monday again delayed a contentious healthcare law requirement that requires all but the smallest employers to provide coverage to full-time workers, this time by giving medium-sized businesses another year to comply.
WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The Obama administration asked insurers on Thursday to be flexible with Americans trying to buy new health policies through the federal website HealthCare.gov, as officials race to fix problems still plaguing the enrollment process.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- U.S. budget negotiators were down to the final, most difficult items in a two-year deal to avoid another federal shutdown next month and ease some across-the-board spending cuts set to hit military and domestic programs, congressional aides said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The four key negotiators on the new farm bill are miles apart on the paramount issue- the level of cuts in the major U.S. anti-hunger program- with no sign of compromise as time runs down for legislative action before the end of the year.
That is nearly 10 times the savings backed by the Democrat-run Senate. "We talked about it some," Colin Peterson, the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, told reporters as the "big four" negotiators- the leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture committees- took a midday break.
"There are actual, live vulnerabilities on the site now," David Kennedy, head of computer security consulting firm TrustedSec LLC, said in remarks before testifying on the topic "Is My Data on HealthCare.gov Secure?" Kennedy, Morgan Wright, CEO of Crowd Sourced Investigations and Fred Chang, cybersecurity chair at Southern Methodist University said "yes.
WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. House of Representatives Democrats, seething over the botched startup of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, are urging U.S. officials to swiftly help people whose existing insurance policies are being canceled due to Obamacare.
WASHINGTON, Nov 1- The troubled start of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamacare has administration officials scrambling to address a host of problems, from the unreliability of the website HealthCare.gov to questions about who is responsible for hundreds of thousands of Americans losing their current coverage.
*Senate and House back different levels of cuts in new farm bill. WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Oct 30- One of every seven Americans will take a hit on Friday when a $5 billion cut in food stamps, the first across-the-board reduction in the history of the decades-old federal program, takes effect.
She will face Republicans eager to prove, thus far unsuccessfully, that the White House orchestrated decisions that may have stalled the system. The White House has scrambled to fix technical issues and disputes Republican allegations that political motives were behind changes in the website's function.
*White House: signup can take place right up to March 31. WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The contractors for the government's troubled healthcare website sought to deflect blame on Wednesday as more Democrats voiced concerns about the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy.
Congressional GOP leaders said they would use oversight powers to hold President Obama's administration 'accountable' for problems with its launch.
WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The White House sought to limit the political damage from the troubled rollout of the government's healthcare website as Republicans increased pressure on Wednesday to delay parts of President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy.
WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Congressional Republican leaders said on Wednesday they were committed to delaying a tax penalty provision in the health care law and would use oversight powers to hold President Barack Obama's administration "accountable" for problems with its launch.
WASHINGTON, Oct 23- House of Representatives Republicans remain committed to seeking a delay in the provision in President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires uninsured Americans to buy health insurance coverage, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 14- A month of combat in the U.S. Congress over government spending showed signs on Monday of giving way to a Senate deal to reopen shuttered federal agencies and prevent an economically damaging default on federal debt.
*No deal yet, White House wary of six-week debt extension. WASHINGTON, Oct 11- President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders inched toward resolving their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to agree on the length and terms of a short-term deal to increase the U.S. debt limit and reopen the government.