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  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conduct a news conference at the RNC where they discussed the House Republican's new healthcare plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, March 8, 2017.

    Here's what you need to know about what the bill does and where it stands.

  • President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed on Wednesday for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress in their efforts to win over conservative Republicans who have demanded changes to the legislation. With a vote on the bill expected Thursday evening, members of the House Freedom Caucus, a...

  • With a vote on the bill scheduled for Thursday evening, members of the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative Republican faction, said they had been negotiating possible concessions from the White House. "I can tell you that we're making great progress," Mark Meadows, chairman of the Freedom Caucus, told reporters. Representative Steve King, a conservative who was...

  • The Senate will begin debate under a provision that allows Congress to repeal recently approved federal regulations, said Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Earlier this month, the FCC temporarily blocked the Obama data security rules from taking effect, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc Comcast Corp and...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday will take up a measure to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration to subject internet service providers to stricter scrutiny than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc to protect customers' private data. The Senate will begin debate under a provision that allows Congress to...

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner in Washington, U.S., March 21, 2017.

    President Donald Trump warned House Republicans their jobs were on the line if they failed to back a GOP bill to upend the Affordable Care Act.

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- President Donald Trump tried to rally Republican lawmakers behind a plan to dismantle Obamacare on Tuesday as U.S. stock markets showed their worst one-day performance since the November election. In one of the few visits he has made to the U.S. Capitol since taking office two months ago, Trump told fellow Republicans in the House of...

  • In one of the few visits he has made to the U.S. Capitol since taking office two months ago, Trump told fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives they would face "political problems" for opposing the bill that takes apart Obamacare and partially replaces it. While Republicans control both the House and Senate, the party's leaders face a difficult task in...

  • In one of the few visits he has made to the U.S. Capitol since taking office two months ago, Trump told fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives they would face "political problems" for opposing the bill that takes apart Obamacare and partially replaces it. While Republicans control both chambers of Congress, the party's leaders face a difficult task in...

  • 26 House Republicans won't support health care bill: NBC

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the latest on the tug-of-war over the GOP health care bill.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center March 20, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    President Donald Trump is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare."

  • House Republicans leaving a White House meeting with Trump, as well as a Capitol Hill meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, listed several changes they expect to be made in order to attract both moderate and conservative party members who are currently waffling about their support. Conservative Republicans...

  • House Republicans leaving a White House meeting with Trump, as well as a Capitol Hill meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, listed several changes they expect to be made in order to attract both moderate and conservative party members who are currently waffling about their support. Conservative Republicans...

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    The "America First" plan is boosting defense by $54 billion while cutting nondefense spending.

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- President Donald Trump and congressional leaders are weighing changes to their plan to dismantle the Obamacare health law, a White House spokesman said Tuesday, as Republicans defended their effort following an estimate that it would cause 14 million Americans to lose insurance next year. Press Secretary Sean Spicer said White House...

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- President Donald Trump and congressional leaders are weighing changes to their effort to dismantle the Obamacare health law, a White House spokesman said Tuesday, as Republicans defended their plan following an estimate that it would cause 14 million Americans to lose insurance next year. Press Secretary Sean Spicer said White House...

  • Congressional Budget Office report on Monday forecast that by 2026, the number of people without health insurance would increase by 24 million if the House of Representatives' legislation to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act is adopted. The findings are making it harder for Republicans to sell the plan- their first major piece of legislation under...

  • McConnell: Hard to predict coverage under GOP bill

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the discussion between President Trump and Anthem CEO as well as more lawmaker reaction to the GOP's health care plan.

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Congressional Budget Office report on a Republican healthcare plan indicated a path to lower insurance premiums, a lower deficit and significant entitlement reform. McConnnell said the Senate would bring up the House of Representatives legislation and have it open to...