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Rand Paul

Rand Paul
United States Senator for Kentucky

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  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The Republican healthcare overhaul backed by President Donald Trump cleared another hurdle in the House of Representatives on Thursday as the Budget Committee approved it even as the White House and party leaders discussed changes to satisfy disgruntled conservatives. Republicans, who control Congress and the White House, could not...

  • Conservatives have demanded a quicker end to the expansion of the Medicaid program put in place under the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare overhaul approved under former Democratic President Barack Obama. The White House said it was discussing such tweaks with House Republican leaders, including Speaker Paul Ryan. There's gonna be this framework that's...

  • Speaking to reporters aboard presidential plane Air Force One after the rally, Trump expressed optimism about his plan's chances in Congress. Republicans control both Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, but the overhaul still faces political battles to be fought by a president new to governing. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told...

  • March 15- President Donald Trump used his barnstorming strategy on Wednesday to try to build momentum for his first legislative initiative, a healthcare overhaul, by holding a massive rally in Nashville, Tennessee, reminiscent of his campaign events. Republicans control both Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, but the overhaul still...

  • "We're obviously in talks with Speaker Ryan, the entire leadership team over there... to get the best outcome based on feedback from members," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters during a briefing. Specifically, conservatives want Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor to end sooner than proposed by the Ryan plan, and want to...

  • Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday they were close to embracing their party's healthcare overhaul plan after the White House signaled openness to ending an expansion of the government health insurance program for the poor even sooner than proposed. Vice President Mike Pence met behind closed doors with the Republican Study Committee, the biggest...

  • Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) applaud as US President Donald J. Trump (C) arrives to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, United States on February 28, 2017.

    Trump faces two competing blocs of intra-party opposition whose goals are in direct conflict.

  • March 13- If the Republicans' plan to dismantle most of Obamacare is approved later this month by the U.S. House of Representatives, where it cleared initial hurdles last week, it would go next to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain. Republicans dominate the House, but have only 52 seats in the 100- seat Senate. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky: He has called the plan "...

  • Tom Price

    No one will be adversely affected by the Republicans' new health care bill once its enacted, according to HHS Secretary Tom Price. NBCNews reports.

  • 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.

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