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  • I was sent here on a fiscal note, said the Indiana lawmaker and vice chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, who rode a Republican wave during his first election to Congress in 2010.. The release of Trumps budget, which comes as the Republican president is facing an intraparty revolt over proposed legislation to replace the Obamacare...

  • I was sent here on a fiscal note, said the Indiana lawmaker and vice chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, who rode a Republican wave during his first election to Congress in 2010.. The release of Trumps budget, which comes as the Republican president is facing an intraparty revolt over proposed legislation to replace the Obamacare...

  • I was sent here on a fiscal note, said the Indiana lawmaker and vice chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, who rode a Republican wave during his first election to Congress in 2010.. The release of Trumps budget, which comes as the Republican president is facing an intraparty revolt over proposed legislation to replace the Obamacare...

  • I was sent here on a fiscal note, said the Indiana lawmaker and vice chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, who rode a Republican wave during his first election to Congress in 2010.. The release of Trumps budget, which comes as the Republican president is facing an intraparty revolt over proposed legislation to replace the Obamacare...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., conducts a presentation of the American Health Care Act, the GOP's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, March 9, 2017.

    This week's health-care rollout couldn't have gone worse for Republicans, but there may be a way to save it, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- The Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system cleared its first hurdles in Congress on Thursday, but its chances for passage looked uncertain and top Republicans scrambled to bring disgruntled conservatives aboard. In the face of opposition by Democrats, healthcare providers and many...

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- The Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system cleared its first hurdles in Congress on Thursday, but its chances for passage looked uncertain and top Republicans scrambled to bring disgruntled conservatives aboard. In the face of opposition by Democrats, healthcare providers and many...

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- The Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system cleared its first hurdle on Thursday, but its chances for passage in Congress looked uncertain with Democrats, many conservatives and healthcare providers opposed. After the 23-16 vote by the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, the House Energy...

  • enate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill following a policy lunch on March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    "I think finishing on tax reform will take longer" than Trump claimed, McConnell said.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill following a policy lunch on March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a surprising response when asked whether Mexico would pay for the border wall, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- The Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system cleared its first hurdle on Thursday, but its chances for passage in Congress looked uncertain with Democrats, conservatives and industry groups opposed. After the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee vote, the House Energy and Commerce Committee...

  • President Donald Trump (C) hosts Republican Congressional leaders (2nd L-R) Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and others during a working lunch in the Roosevelt Room at the White House March 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    They promised better insurance. They can’t deliver. Now the jig is up, writes Vox's Matt Yglesias.

  • President Donald Trump will seek to convince Americans on Tuesday of his ability to run the country and negotiate with Congress in a nationally televised speech that offers a chance to move past his tumultuous first weeks in office. The time for trivial fights is behind us, "Trump will say, according to excerpts from his 9 p.m. speech to a joint session of the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The White House and Congress lacked agreement on a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare on Tuesday amid signs of growing Republican division on the issue, as President Donald Trump prepared to address lawmakers about his 2017 agenda. Republicans, who control the White House and Congress, are in agreement in their opposition to former...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- After a turbulent start to his presidency, Donald Trump goes before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday night to give a speech that will be closely watched for details of his plans for the economy and whether he can strike a more conciliatory tone. White House officials say the speech will include some gestures toward unifying a country polarized by a...

  • Feb 28- Business groups and unions are bulking up lobbying budgets and coordinating efforts to put pressure on Congress not to let President Donald Trumps infrastructure spending plans fall through the cracks on Capitol Hill. But, he added, a crowded agenda in Congress might be putting a little bit of a reality check on it. Trump promised often during his...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- After a turbulent start to his presidency, Donald Trump goes before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday night to give a speech that will be closely watched for details of his plans for the economy and whether he can strike a more conciliatory tone. World financial markets will be scrutinizing the 9 p.m. address in the House of Representatives for...

  • Congressional leaders speak at the White House

    House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell answer questions at the White House.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Anthem Inc. and other U.S. health insurers complained to the White House for more than a year that they were losing money on people who waited to sign up for Obamacare coverage until they were sick. And Anthem- the last national insurer playing big in the Obamacare market- is the loudest industry voice in meetings with policymakers who all have...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said on Friday it will accept proposals next month for the design of a wall to be built near the U.S.-Mexican frontier, a first step in picking vendors for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. Way ahead of schedule, way ahead of schedule, "Trump told the Conservative Political Action...