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  • No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn says "where we are right now" is the bill would keep Obama's 3.8 percent tax boost on investment income for couples earning over $250,000 annually. Cornyn says the GOP would use the revenue to help keep health insurance premiums and deductibles in check. Senate GOP leaders are struggling to come up with legislation to erase much...

  • People sit with an insurance advisor as they sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in Miami.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday that it approved Alaska's 1332 state innovation waiver application.

  • NEW YORK, July 11- U.S. stocks ended little changed on Tuesday in a session marked by knee-jerk reactions to events in Washington that drove investors to first worry then hope about prospects for the Trump administration's economic agenda. But the market recovered later as U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced a two-week delay in the...

  • Donald Trump Jr. was told a Russian prosecutor was offering his father's presidential campaign incriminating information about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as part of Russian government support, according to an email chain that he released on Tuesday. "At the very least, these types of headlines play up concerns about dysfunction in Washington and the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The top U.S. Senate Republican said on Tuesday he would unveil a revised version of major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump on Thursday and planned for a vote next week but divisions within the party left its prospects unclear. With his reputation as a master strategist on the line, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laid...

  • *Trump Jr email chain cites Russian support for his father. July 11- The Dow and Nasdaq were higher in late afternoon trading on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses as the Senate's announced delay to its August break gave some relief to investors worried about the progress of the Republican agenda. U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The top U.S. Senate Republican said on Tuesday he would unveil a revised version of major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump on Thursday but deep divisions within the party left the stalled bill's prospects uncertain. Republican senators returned to Washington on Monday following a 10- day holiday recess still at...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.

    A revised version of the Senate GOP Obamacare replacement is expected to come Thursday morning, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would vote on a bill to roll back Obamacare next week and then move on to other legislative business.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Senate GOP leaders discuss their plan for repealing health care and their need for Democratic cooperation.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell delays August recess due to lack of cooperation on health-care bill

    CNBC's Ylan Mui reports on the Senate pushing their August recess back two weeks in order to have more time to work on the health-care bill.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media about plans to repeal and replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 27, 2017.

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that the August recess will be delayed for the Senate.

  • Senate GOP leaders are struggling to come up with legislation to erase much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law, but Republicans remain divided over the bill. McConnell laid out the schedule shortly after announcing that the Senate will delay its recess two weeks to work on legislation, including a defense bill, and nominations. The Republican leader...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas speak with reporters and members of the media after they and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump,.

    Upward of a dozen Republicans oppose the bill drafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Vox reports.

  • Sen. Wicker: We've got to slow Medicaid growth rate

    The current system in "imploding," says Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) talking about the Republican's health-care bill and its impact on Medicaid.

  • GOP health care bill about cutting Medicaid: Andy Slavitt

    There's not a governor in the country that will endorse the bill as it is now, says Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, discussing the likelihood of Senate Republicans passing health-care legislation, and weighing in on the fate of Medicaid.

  • Lawmakers stitch together health care bill behind closed doors

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the Senate is scheduled to be updated on a new version of the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

  • WASHINGTON— A long-time Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he is "very pessimistic" that his party will push a health care bill through the Senate, even as a colleague warned leaders about retaliation by conservative voters should they react to a collapse of the measure by striking a deal with Democrats. The downbeat assessments came with Republican leaders...

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- Republican senators returned to Washington on Monday following a 10- day holiday recess still at odds with one another over legislation President Donald Trump wants passed to repeal major portions of Obamacare. The Republican legislation would phase out the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid health insurance for the poor and disabled,...

  • Congress to pass major healthcare legislation but huge obstacles remained, with a senior lawmaker saying the Senate was unlikely to take up the stalled bill until next week. The House of Representatives approved its healthcare bill in May but the Senate's version appeared to be in growing trouble as lawmakers returned to Washington from a week-long recess.