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  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate. Acosta's nomination is off to a good start because he's already been confirmed by the Senate three times, "said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R- Tenn., the chairman of the Senate panel that...

  • 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...

  • If confirmed by the Senate, Acosta would be the first Hispanic member of Trump's Cabinet. Trump and key Republicans highlighted a key detail in Acosta's resume: He has won unanimous Senate confirmation three times— to a seat on the National Labor Relations Board, as the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and as U.S. attorney in Miami.

  • 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...

  • White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined to comment on possible replacements, but said late Wednesday that the White House had seen the writing on the wall. Puzder's nomination became part of a streak of contentious confirmation battles and haphazard White House actions, including a botched rollout of Trump's executive order on refugees and the ouster of...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON— Rattled by bitter fights over President Donald Trump's Cabinet picks, Republicans and their allies have launched a fresh campaign to defend fast food executive Andrew Puzder's nomination to lead the Labor Department. The answer: let us count the ways.# ConfirmPuzder, "the National Restaurant Association tweeted Friday. In the testy aftermath of...

  • "I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter in which I know that I have a financial interest directly and predictably affected by the matter" without a waiver from government ethics officials, Andrew Puzder wrote in the nine-page filing, dated Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press. Asked on a separate Senate...

  • 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 speaks during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    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...