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  • President Donald Trump (C) turns to House Speaker Paul Ryan (3rdL) as he gathers with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House after the House of Representatives approved the American Healthcare Act, to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with the Republican healthcare plan, in Washington, May 4, 2017.

    The Senate, which often moves more slowly than the House, will look to craft a plan that's acceptable to nearly all of its GOP members.

  • Democrats on Sunday criticized the lack of women on a working group in the Republican-led Senate that will craft a plan to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. As the Senate begins to wrestle with a Republican healthcare bill narrowly approved by the House of Representatives last week, senators questioned why the 13- member working group put...

  • Democrats on Sunday criticized the lack of women on a working group in the Republican-led Senate tasked with crafting a plan to pass legislation that repeals and replaces Obamacare. As the Senate begins to wrestle with a Republican healthcare bill narrowly approved by the House of Representatives last week, senators questioned why the 13- member working...

  • GOP Republican Candidate Rand Paul

    After the House passed the American Health Care act, these senators will be pivotal in determining its future, Vox reports.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) (R-KY) speaks as Sen. John Barrasso (L) (R-WY) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R) (R-MO) look on during a news conference on Capitol Hill on March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has assembled a working group to try to find a consensus on the House health-care bill.

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- In a possible breakthrough for U.S. Republicans' effort to roll back Obamacare, the House of Representatives plans to hold a vote Thursday on compromise legislation, potentially ending a logjam that has delayed advancing President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal the law. The effort is showing Trump how hard it is to manage factions...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- In a possible breakthrough for U.S. Keen to score his first major legislative win since taking office in January, Trump has been personally engaged in building support among fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives for an effort that has already twice collapsed. The effort is showing Trump how hard it is to manage factions among the...

  • Democrats were happy that funding for Trump's Mexico border wall was not included. Trump tweeted on Tuesday that maybe a government shutdown would not be so bad and that Republicans should consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass spending and other bills without any Democratic support. His comment frustrated some of his fellow Republicans in...

  • Trump tweeted on Tuesday that maybe a government shutdown would not be so bad and that Republicans should consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass spending and other bills without any Democratic support. But with his healthcare reform effort flagging, Trump has been unable to get a major piece of legislation through a U.S. Congress controlled...

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they were closer to agreeing on a reworked bill to overhaul the nation's healthcare system but still lacked the votes to pass it, as President Donald Trump pressed lawmakers for a vote. The White House has been pressuring House Republicans to push ahead with legislation to repeal...

  • President Donald Trump endorsed a government shutdown later this year in a post on Twitter on Tuesday that also urged Republicans to consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass spending and other bills without any Democratic support. Trump also backed the so-called "nuclear option" for legislation but added that the party could strengthen its...

  • President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Republicans should consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass legislation without any Democratic support, as they have already done to get a Supreme Court nominee approved. Trump called for the so-called "nuclear option" but also said the party could strengthen its hand by winning more Senate seats in the...

  • President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs after attending a CEO town hall on the American business climate at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2017.

    Conservatives should recognize that Trump is a man overmatched by his job, writes National Review's Kevin Williamson.

  • The steps of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

    It gives negotiators until next Friday to resolve differences over a $1 trillion bill financing federal agencies through Sept. 30.

  • The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. President Donald Trump later signed the legislation, preventing a shutdown of many parts of the federal government on Saturday, his 100th day in office. Congress for months has been tied in knots trying to untangle $1 trillion in...

  • The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. The measure now goes to President Donald Trump to sign into law, preventing a shutdown of many parts of the federal government on Saturday, his 100th day in office. Congress for months has been tied in knots trying to untangle $1...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Lawmakers, lobbyists and interest groups are making a final push in their fight over regulations enacted during former President Barack Obama's last months in office, with the financial services industry working hard to kill a rule on retirement plans run by states. Currently, the resolutions only require simple majorities to pass both...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The Republican-led Congress averted a U.S. government shutdown on Friday, giving lawmakers another week to work out federal spending through Sept. 30, with tricky issues like defense spending still unresolved. The Senate passed a stopgap measure by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. The...

  • *Lawmakers must settle $1 trillion in spending priorities. The Senate passed the stopgap measure by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. The measure now goes to Republican President Donald Trump to sign into law, preventing a shutdown of many parts of the federal government on Saturday, his 100th day in office.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. Congress on Friday passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and give lawmakers another week to reach a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year, with contentious issues remaining to be resolved. Congress has been tied in knots over $1 trillion in spending priorities for months.