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  • WASHINGTON, June 21- The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Transportation Committee on Wednesday proposed legislation to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system and make other aviation changes, but it faces an uncertain future in Congress. The bill would also require the U.S. Transportation Department to clarify regulations for...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation Committee on Wednesday proposed legislation to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system and make other aviation reforms, but it faces an uncertain future in Congress. The panel plans to consider the bill on Tuesday and the full House will vote in mid-July, said Representative Bill Shuster, a...

  • Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, conduct a news conference after the Senate Policy Luncheons on June 6, 2017.

    U.S. Senate Republicans plan to unveil the text of their draft health-care bill on Thursday.

  • Republican Senator John Thune, who chairs the Commerce Committee, Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the panel, and Senator Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, said in a joint statement that existing federal vehicle regulations written over recent decades did not account for self-driving cars without a human driver behind the wheel. Mitch Bainwol, head of the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 6- The U.S. Congress is working on national self-driving vehicle legislation that could replace state-by state rules and make it easier for automakers to test and deploy the technology, senior U.S. House and Senate lawmakers told Reuters on Tuesday. Senator John Thune, a Republican who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, is also working on a...

  • In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer. The gathering included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, his No. 2, Senator John Cornyn along with House Speaker Paul Ryan and his deputies, Representatives Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise.

  • Senior Republicans suggested the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer. The party's senators will discuss options for the legislation at a weekly policy luncheon on Tuesday, said John Cornyn, the No.2 Republican in the Senate. Whatever the White House's efforts to push ahead with policy plans, there will be a spotlight on...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The Trump administration's top trade officials hope to keep the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral deal in negotiations with Canada and Mexico to revamp the 23- year-old pact, senators said on Tuesday. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told them in a closed door meeting that they would prefer the current...

  • Sen. Thune: Senate health bill will look different than House

    We have to give more flexibility to the states, says Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), Commerce committee chair, provides insight to the Senate's plan to tackle health care and tax reform.

  • Sen. Thune: Comey firing a distraction

    The administration needs to give a full explanation, says Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), Commerce committee chair, discussing President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Most of our focus is on jobs and the economy and that's where we want to get back to, says Thune.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) (R-KY) speaks as Sen. John Barrasso (L) (R-WY) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R) (R-MO) look on during a news conference on Capitol Hill on March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has assembled a working group to try to find a consensus on the House health-care bill.

  • President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders struggled on Wednesday to get enough support in the House of Representatives to win passage of their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets. Repealing and replacing Democrat Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act is a first major test of Trumps legislative...

  • President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders worked on Wednesday to try to secure enough support in the House of Representatives to win passage of their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets. Repealing and replacing Democrat Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act is the first major test of Trumps...

  • Sen. John Thune

    The change would help get support from senators worried that the House bill doesn't do enough for low-income Americans, Sen. John Thune says.

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- The White House and congressional leaders said on Tuesday they were weighing changes to their plan to dismantle the Obamacare health law as Republicans' questions mounted following an estimate that it would cause 14 million Americans to lose insurance next year. Press Secretary Sean Spicer said White House officials and leaders in the...

  • Sen. John Thune

    The GOP approach discourages people from trying to "game the system," Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune tells CNBC.

  • Sen. Thune: The basic components of health care bill are in place

    Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) discusses the House Republicans' bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.

  • Wilbur Ross, nominee for Secretary of Commerce.

    The Senate has confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- President Donald Trump's pledge to bring massive investments in U.S. infrastructure projects showed new signs of life on Friday after lying dormant for weeks, as leading Republican lawmakers said proposals from the administration could be in the offing. He has previously voiced concern over adding to budget deficits with a new injection...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- President Donald Trump's pledge to bring massive investments in U.S. infrastructure projects showed new signs of life on Friday after lying dormant for weeks, as leading Republican lawmakers said proposals from the administration could be in the offing. He has previously voiced concern over adding to budget deficits with a new shot of...