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  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Labor Department said Wednesday he won't allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions and regrets he let that happen on his watch at the Justice Department. But Alexander Acosta, testifying before the Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department has been delayed until later this month. Alexander Acosta had been slated to appear before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday. The spokesman, Taylor Haulsee, cites a scheduling conflict in which Alexander is to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, one day after Trump's original choice withdrew. Acosta has had a decades-long public service career, serving in three presidentially appointed and Senate- confirmed positions, and is expected to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, one day after Trump's original choice withdrew. Acosta has had a decades-long public service career, serving in three presidentially appointed and Senate- confirmed positions, and is expected to...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 15- The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers welcomed as a good start but that raised the possibility of higher out-of-pocket cost for consumers. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to scrap the 2010 healthcare law that is a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers welcomed as a good start but that others pointed out could raise out-of-pocket cost for consumers. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to scrap the 2010 healthcare law that is a key legacy of...

  • Andrew Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc, is one of several Trump nominees who face strong opposition from Senate Democrats and progressive groups. He said he paid back taxes for employing the maid to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and to California. Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and...

  • Andrew Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc, is one of several Trump nominees who face strong opposition from Senate Democrats and progressive groups. He said he paid back taxes for employing the maid to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and to California. Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and...

  • Fight for $15 workers protest the nomination of Andy Puzder for labor secretary on January 26, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Andy Puzder, the labor secretary nominee, hired an undocumented household employee, NBC News reports.

  • Feb 3- More than 9.2 million U.S. consumers signed up for health insurance using the Healthcare.gov website during the open enrollment period between November and Jan. 31, the U.S. government said on Friday. Enrollment was down from 9.7 million a year ago but the decline was smaller than some had predicted amid President Donald Trump's push to overturn former...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The U.S. Senate could vote as early as Monday on confirming President Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, with the political parties potentially entering a standoff requiring Vice President Mike Pence to act as tie-breaker. On Friday morning, the Senate voted 52 to 48 on a procedural measure paving the way to the final...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The U.S. Senate will vote early next week on confirming President Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- Republicans in Congress struggled on Thursday with their efforts to dismantle Obamacare, with conservatives urging haste while some lawmakers said the task had become more of a repair job than the repeal of the U.S. healthcare law promised by President Donald Trump's administration. But in the Senate, Republican Lamar Alexander of...

  • Anthem Chief Executive Officer Joseph Swedish, speaking to analysts about the company's better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, said he was optimistic that will occur soon enough for the insurer to decide in the next few months how it will proceed. President Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare, former president Barack Obama's...

  • Health insurance doctor and patient

    Advocacy group, American Progress Action Fund, ACAWorks.org, has already collected more than 3,000 testimonials since it soft-launched after the election.

  • Betsy DeVos

    Betsy DeVos, education secretary nominee, faced tough questions from Democratic lawmakers, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- A senior U.S. Senate Republican warned his party on Thursday against simultaneously overhauling Medicare and the Obamacare health insurance program, saying this would be "biting off more than you can chew." The cautionary comments from Senator Lamar Alexander came after House Speaker Paul Ryan, long an advocate of privatizing Medicare, said...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- A senior U.S. Senate Republican warned his party on Thursday against simultaneously overhauling Medicare and the Obamacare health insurance program, saying this would be "biting off more than you can chew." The cautionary comments from Senator Lamar Alexander came after House Speaker Paul Ryan, long an advocate of privatizing Medicare, said...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- A senior U.S. Senate Republican warned his party on Thursday against simultaneously overhauling Medicare and the Obamacare health insurance program, saying this would be "biting off more than you can chew." The cautionary comments from Senator Lamar Alexander came after House Speaker Paul Ryan, long an advocate of privatizing Medicare, said...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- The U.S. Congress could as soon as January start to dismantle President Barack Obama's transformation of student loan rules by blocking freshly minted regulations designed to help students who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges. The new measures, which lay out loan relief procedures for the students, were issued by the...