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  • WASHINGTON— House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort. It represented the culmination of seven years of unsuccessful GOP attempts to craft a replacement bill the party could rally behind— a unity...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. House of Representatives leaders yanked the bill after a rebellion by...

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a news conference in the House Visitors Center in the U.S. Capitol March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    The GOP failed to rally the support needed to pass the bill, facing pressure from both its conservative and moderate wings.

  • WASHINGTON— House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. The episode is a danger point for the relationship between Trump and Ryan, who had an awkward pairing during the campaign but worked in tandem on the GOP health measure. With a Republican in the White House, passage seemed almost guaranteed.

  • Rep. Pelosi: What happened was a victory for the American people

    Democrat leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Steny Hoyer make remarks on the failed health-care bill.

  • Amid a chaotic scramble for votes, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who has championed the bill, met with Trump at the White House. Repealing and replacing Obamacare was a top campaign promise by Trump in the 2016 presidential election, as well as by most Republican candidates, "from dog catcher on up," as White House spokesman Sean Spicer put it during a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- Republicans in Congress said they lacked the votes needed for passage of their U.S. healthcare system overhaul and a key committee chairman came out in opposition after Donald Trump demanded a vote on Friday in a gamble that could hobble his presidency. Amid a chaotic scramble for votes, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who has...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- As the clock ticked on Friday toward a high-stakes vote demanded by Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fellow Republicans in Congress scrambled to secure enough votes to avoid a loss that could hobble his presidency. Republicans control Congress and the White House but have deep divisions over the first major...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- As the clock ticked on Friday toward a high-stakes vote demanded by Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fellow Republicans in Congress scrambled to secure enough votes to avoid a loss that could hobble his presidency. The dramatic showdown on the House of Representatives floor follows Trump's decision to cut off...

  • House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of the media at the Capitol March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly news conference with Capitol Hill reporters.

  • Former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, left, speaks to members of the media as House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looks on after an event on health care at the House East Front of the Capitol March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Biden said eliminating Obamacare would only benefit drug, insurance and medical device companies, USA Today reports.

  • WASHINGTON— After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration. The White House insisted the House vote would still happen— Friday morning instead— but with...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- Republicans considering whether or not to back U.S. As Trump and leaders in the House round up support for the bill ahead of a planned Thursday vote, some groups are threatening to retaliate against those who do support it, including the Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation's political arm, and Americans for Prosperity, which is part of the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- Republicans considering whether or not to back U.S. As Trump and leaders in the House round up support for the bill ahead of a planned Thursday vote, some groups are threatening to retaliate against those who do support it, including the Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation's political arm, and Americans for Prosperity, which is part of the...

  • Conservatives have plenty to like in the White House plan, with its 10 percent increase in military spending next year and beefed-up funding to help deport more illegal immigrants and build a wall on the border with Mexico. But the gaze into Trump's priorities for the next four years proved too savage for many Republicans' taste, foreshadowing an intense battle...

  • Trump's plan, submitted to Congress on Thursday and showcasing his administration's economic priorities, is just the first volley in what will likely be an intense battle over spending in coming months. Although Trump's fellow Republicans control both the Senate and House of Representatives, Congress holds the federal purse strings and seldom approves...

  • Although both the Senate and House of Representatives are controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans, Congress holds the federal purse strings and seldom approves presidents' budget plans. Trump's plan took a big swipe at some federal institutions, envisaging a more than 31 percent cut, or $2.6 billion, for the Environmental Protection Agency and a 28 percent...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year:. President Donald Trump is calling for the elimination of subsidized air service to rural communities, many of which supported his election last year after he promised to create jobs. Health groups say President Donald Trump's proposal slashing funds for the...

  • House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of the media at the Capitol March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi will address reporters Thursday morning in her weekly press conference.

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. It is the first volley in what is expected to be an intense battle over spending in coming months in Congress,...