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  • Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Senate Republicans are working to build support for their health-care proposal among members of their own party.

  • Now comes his next challenge— persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP. "I am very supportive of the Senate# HealthcareBill. Shortly after the 142- page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House.

  • The rules, issued on the one-year anniversary of the law's signature by President Barack Obama, set standards for how the EPA will identify and evaluate high-priority chemicals and impose reporting requirements for industry. The EPA said last year it will review such common chemicals as asbestos and trichloroethylene that for decades have been known to...

  • For those who believe the government is too involved in health care, the Senate bill stands as an overdue course correction. How the Senate bill compares to the House bill and to the Affordable Care Act that Democrat Barack Obama signed into law seven years ago:. Obama law: States have the option to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income adults.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on the proposed merger of Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic:. The Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney General are trying to block Sanford Health's proposed merger with Mid Dakota Clinic. The two agencies jointly filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging the deal would violate antitrust law by significantly...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America. It uses a budget gimmick to comply with Senate rules against adding to the federal government's long-term debt. And in a Facebook post, Obama said: "The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care...

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill would hurt children by scaling back Medicaid. America's Essential Hospitals says the version the Senate released Thursday might lead to hospitals reducing services or closing. The American Medical Association is still reviewing the plan, but says it strongly opposes limits on Medicaid spending.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— A U.S. Supreme Court action this week in a labor case involving Macy's department store workers should persuade Volkswagen to drop its legal challenges to the United Auto Workers' representation of skilled-trades workers at German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee, union officials said Thursday. Macy's made much the same arguments in...

  • WASHINGTON— Speaker Paul Ryan is expressing support for a popular bill that would hit Iran and Russia with new sanctions amid Democratic criticism that House Republicans are stalling for time to weaken the penalties at the Trump administration's request. The sanctions measure was written by the Senate, where it passed last week on a 98-2 vote.

  • Rick Snyder on Thursday would accelerate a tax cut for people who trade in their vehicle when buying a new one in Michigan. The credit now is $3,500— saving people up to $210 in taxes— and rises $500 annually until 2039, at which point there will be no limit on the trade-in value excluded from taxation. Michigan has a 6 percent sales tax.

  • WASHINGTON— Trump says on Twitter he' did not make' and does' not have' recordings of conversations with ex-FBI Director Comey.

  • U.S. Capitol Police are arresting dozens of people who are protesting cuts to Medicaid in the Senate Republicans' health care bill. The protesters have filled a hallway in one of the Senate office buildings, outside the office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The protesters are yelling "no cuts to Medicaid" as they are being led away.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- Alphabet Inc's Google pressed U.S. lawmakers and the international community on Thursday to update laws on how governments access customer data stored on servers located in other countries, hoping to address a mounting concern for both law enforcement officials and Silicon Valley. Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president and general...

  • The subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the U.S. House of Representatives that tied them solely to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said. Some of the Senate bill's provisions could be political land mines, with individual senators' reactions crucial...

  • TORONTO— Sears Canada said Thursday it is seeking court protection from its creditors in order to restructure its business. Sears Canada said Thursday it has applied to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement, a Canadian law that gives businesses a chance to operate under court supervision while...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his lieutenants have worked in secret for weeks on the bill, which is expected to curb Obamacare's expanded Medicaid help for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people for private insurance. The subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure...

  • Rep. Brady: We don't have to settle for 2% economy

    Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) talks about the Republican agenda on tax reform legislation.

  • Rep. Hoyer: Senate bill provides deeper cuts in Medicaid

    Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) shares his concerns on the Republicans' latest health-care reform legislation and the lack of bipartisan participation.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Sanford Health is on the verge of absorbing another health care provider in the Dakotas, though the move is being contested in federal court. Sanford has signed a merger agreement with Mid Dakota Clinic, which has nearly 100 physicians who serve patients in the Bismarck- Mandan area. However, the Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney...