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  • The bill's sweeping cut in funding to Medicaid, a program for low income citizens and disabled children, was her top reason for opposing the bill, said Collins, from the state of Maine where 20 percent of the population depend on the program. "To take a program that has been law for more than 50 years, and make those kinds of fundamental structural changes... and to do so...

  • A sweeping cut in funding to Medicaid, a program for low income citizens and disabled children, was the main reason for opposing the bill, she told reporters. "To take a program that has been law for more than 50 years, and make those kinds of fundamental structural changes... and to do so without having in depth hearings to evaluate the impact on our most vulnerable...

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. In hopes of finding more backing, Republican senators leading the effort released a changed version of their bill that included a table showing some states where senators have been undecided, such as Alaska and Maine, would get more money. A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the healthcare legislation on Monday was...

  • *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. The Senate is up against a Saturday deadline for deciding the fate of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, as it is known formally. Republicans, who control the Senate 52-48, were finding it difficult even to clear that lower hurdle.

  • U.S. National Economic Director Gary Cohn (L) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin unveil the Trump administration's tax reform proposal in the White House briefing room in Washington, U.S, April 26, 2017.

    The White House has been pushing to lower the top individual tax rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent, but not everyone is on board.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. The Senate is up against a Saturday deadline for deciding the fate of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, because of an expiring rule that lets the Republican healthcare legislation pass with just a simple 51- vote majority, instead...

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. Republican senators leading the effort plan to release a revised version of their bill that would send more money to Alaska and Maine, the states of two holdout senators, the Washington Post reported late on Sunday.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. Republican senators leading the effort plan to release a revised version of their bill that would send more money to Alaska and Maine, the states of two holdout senators, the Washington Post reported late on Sunday.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. Republican senators leading the effort plan to release a revised version of their bill that would send more money to Alaska and Maine, the states of two holdout senators, the Washington Post reported late on Sunday.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. Republican senators leading the effort plan to release a revised version of their bill that would send more money to Alaska and Maine, the states of two holdout senators, the Washington Post reported late on Sunday.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. Republican senators leading the effort plan to release a revised version of their bill that would send more money to Alaska and Maine, the states of two holdout senators, the Washington Post reported late on Sunday.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. Republican senators leading the effort plan to release a revised version of their bill that would send more money to Alaska and Maine, the states of two holdout senators, the Washington Post reported late on Sunday.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. Republican senators leading the effort plan to release a revised version of their bill that would send more money to Alaska and Maine, the states of two holdout senators, the Washington Post reported late on Sunday.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. Republican senators leading the effort plan to release a revised version of their bill that would send more money to Alaska and Maine, the states of two holdout senators, the Washington Post reported late on Sunday.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. Republican senators leading the effort plan to release a revised version of their bill that would send more money to Alaska and Maine, the states of two holdout senators, the Washington Post reported late on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON— Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. In a late bid to win votes and stave off defeat, Republicans were adding $14.5 billion to the measure for states, according to documents obtained late Sunday by The Associated Press. White House legislative liaison Marc Short and Sen.

  • The White House and tax-writing Republican leaders are expected to begin filling in some of the details this coming week on Trump's plan to simplify the tax system, a legislative priority for the president. The White House views this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to simplify taxes and cut rates, while giving Trump a much-needed victory as the...

  • WASHINGTON— Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of failure. John McCain, whose announcement Friday that he would not vote...

  • John McCain for opposing Republican efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. John McCain and oppose the party's latest proposal to overhaul the health care system. Sanders is praising McCain's for using his "conscience" in opposing the plan, but says the struggle to stop the GOP bill is not over.

  • John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. "I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," McCain said of the bill,...