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Politics Orrin Hatch

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The Senate will vote on Tuesday on whether to open debate on an overhaul of the law, with Senate Majority Leader...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The Republican-led U.S. Senate Finance Committee unanimously on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's pick for the Treasury Department's top tax policy job, sending the nomination on to consideration by the full Senate. David Kautter, a former Senate legislative aide and long-time tax policy expert, would play a key role in the...

  • *President hopes lunch will strengthen Republican resolve. Trump told 49 senators who came to a White House lunch that they should not leave Washington for a planned August recess until they can find common ground on healthcare. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...

  • President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, urging them at a White House meeting to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, calling all 52 Republican senators to the White House to urge them to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the...

  • Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) announces the 2018 budget blueprint during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 18, 2017.

    Republicans in Congress unveiled a fiscal 2018 budget plan as a first step to major U.S. tax reform on Tuesday, only to face partisan backlashes.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 19- A failed Republican effort to replace Obamacare raised new concerns on Tuesday for U.S. health insurers over whether the government will continue to fund billions of dollars in medical benefit subsidies. Insurers said on Tuesday they would like Congress to appropriate the funds for these payments. "Our members and all Americans...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The disarray in the Republican-controlled Senate rattled financial markets as it...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The disarray in the Republican-controlled Senate rattled financial markets as it...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 18- A failed Republican effort to replace Obamacare raised new concerns on Tuesday for U.S. health insurers over whether the government will continue to fund billions of dollars in medical benefit subsidies. Insurers said on Tuesday they would like Congress to appropriate the funds for these payments. "Our members and all Americans...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The disarray in the Republican-controlled Senate rattled financial markets as it...

  • The Republican push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare, collapsed in the Senate late on Monday after a tug-of-war between party moderates who wanted to preserve healthcare benefits for lower-income Americans and conservatives who wanted to scale them back. On Tuesday, House Republicans disagreed over the budget...

  • Republican leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate are unlikely to allow the budget deficit to grow, so officials said they now hope for a corporate tax at the low end of a 20 percent to 25 percent range. Six months into Trumps presidency, Republicans who control House, Senate and the White House have yet to agree on important features of a tax code...

  • Republican leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate are unlikely to allow the budget deficit to grow, so officials said they now hope for a corporate tax at the low end of a 20 percent to 25 percent range. Six months into Trumps presidency, Republicans who control House, Senate and the White House have yet to agree on important features of a tax code...

  • WASHINGTON— Good news for seniors: Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security are projected to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January. The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare released their 2018 projections Thursday, along with their annual warning about the long-term financial problems of the federal...

  • WASHINGTON— Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released Thursday by the trustees who oversee the program. Social Security recipients have gone years with tiny increases in benefits. The trustees released the 2018 projections Thursday, along...

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The Republican-led Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday set a July 18 confirmation hearing for David Kautter, President Donald Trump's nominee for a top tax policy job at the U.S. If approved by the panel and confirmed by the full Senate, Kautter would become assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, a position seen as crucial to...

  • 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,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries. A decision on how to handle these in tax legislation could come before Congress leaves town for its one-week July 4...

  • President Donald Trump attends a lunch meeting with members of Congress at the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, June 13, 2017.

    "Obamacare has been broken. It's a broken promise," Trump said, as he accused Democrats of obstructing health-care reform efforts.