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  • WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord. The GOP senators sent a two-page letter to the White House saying that remaining in the international agreement signed by Trump's predecessor pledging to...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group of experts who analyze...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group of experts who analyze...

  • A man who is insured under an insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act receives a checkup from Dr. Peria Del Pino-White at the South Broward Community Health Services clinic on April 15, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida.

    The new Congressional Budget Office report also projects how premium prices will change under the bill.

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he does not yet know how Republicans will amass the votes needed to pass legislation now being crafted to dismantle Obamacare, but expressed some optimism on another top priority, overhauling the tax code. McConnell also said he has not asked the White House for input as the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Wednesday he expects bipartisan support for approval of a bill authorizing taxpayer and industry funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The bill to reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act would let the FDA continue to collect hundreds of millions of dollars...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to Reuters during an interview in Washington, May 24, 2017.

    McConnell says health care and taxes still top the GOP legislative agenda, and he will not be reaching out to Democrats on either one.

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he has yet to hit upon a formula for repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a new healthcare program, but he expressed some optimism on another top priority, overhauling the tax code. Under a scenario of gathering the votes needed for passage in the 100- seat chamber, Republican...

  • Instead, the Congressional Budget Office "score" of the bill passed earlier this month says that in some cases, people with pre-existing conditions would not be able to purchase comprehensive health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, "if they could purchase it at all." That's according to a new estimate released Wednesday by the...

  • President Donald Trump, and Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    "We've got to get tax reform done by then," House Speaker Paul Ryan says.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's first budget proposal, snubbed by some Republican allies, is just the latest example of an administration that seems at times clueless or indifferent toward Congress. Two weeks ago, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey with little to no heads-up to GOP leaders, some of whom were left struggling to explain, much less defend,...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin participates in an interview during The Hill's Newsmaker Series 'Prospects for Tax Reform' at the Newseum April 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the Trump administration hopes to pass a plan to overhaul the U.S. tax system by the end of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1:. President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget plan is drawing rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for its politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of other domestic programs. Congressional Democrats are harshly criticizing...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) holds up a copy of the American Health Care Act during a news conference with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) outside Ryan's office in the U.S. Capitol March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    There are challenges that make it unlikely Congress will enact sweeping tax-cut legislation this year.

  • Louise Mensch arrives at the Members' Lobby of the House of Commons in Westminster, at the State Opening of Parliament, London May 9, 2012.

    Liberal conspiracy theories are circulating about Trump's ties to Russia, Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- Democratic Senator Ron Wyden thinks Republican leadership is moving away from trying to implement full-scale tax reform this year and instead are turning their attention to simply cutting rates. McConnell is the Senate majority leader. But so far, House of Representatives and the Senate, both controlled by Republicans, have been unable to...

  • Bob Doll

    Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management chief equity strategist, and Stephen Myrow, Beacon Policy Advisors managing partner, weigh in on the latest turmoil in D.C. and its impact on the markets.