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  • Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon delivers remarks during the Value Voters Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, U.S., October 14, 2017.

    Former White House strategist Steve Bannon's attacks on GOP senators could endanger his own power, says The Hill's Brent Budowsky.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. By a 51- to-49 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the budget...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. By a 51- to-49 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the budget...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) faces reporters following a weekly lunch meeting with fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

    Senators will now have to reconcile their budget resolution with a starkly different one passed by the House.

  • *Senate leaders have not committed to holding a vote. WASHINGTON, Oct 19- A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. Marc Short, the White House's top liaison to Congress, said on CNN that Obamacare's mandates and taxes would have to be rolled back and consumers be allowed to more heavily invest in health-savings accounts for Trump to sign off on any...

  • *Senate leaders have not committed to holding a vote. WASHINGTON, Oct 19- A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of federal subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition, but still faced an uphill battle. While Alexander predicted in remarks...

  • *Senate leaders have not committed to holding a vote. WASHINGTON, Oct 19- A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of federal subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition but still faced an uphill battle. While Alexander predicted in remarks...

  • *Senate leaders have not committed to holding a vote. WASHINGTON, Oct 19- A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of federal subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition but still faced an uphill battle. While Alexander predicted in remarks...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The two senators announced that the deal now has the support of 12 of the 52 Republicans in the 100- seat Senate, as well as 12 Democrats,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the bipartisan health deal in the Senate:. It was unclear what impact the 12 GOP sponsors would have, since that's less than one-quarter of the Senate's 52 Republicans. Lamar Alexander and Washington Democrat Patty Murray.

  • WASHINGTON— A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. That meant that combined with the dozen GOP sponsors there would be 60 votes for the plan, the number needed to overcome a filibuster, a delaying tactic meant to kill...

  • Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R) delivers opening remarks as ranking member Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) listens during the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, nominated to be the next Secretary of Education, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    A deal to stabilize Obamacare suffered major setbacks, with President Donald Trump now opposing it and senior Republicans speaking out against it.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it. On Tuesday, Trump said the White House was involved in the negotiations and that the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and a senior Senate Republican saying it has stalled. On Tuesday, Trump said the White House was involved in the negotiations and that the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with President Donald Trump sending mixed signals and the speaker of the House indicating no interest in taking it up. The deal announced on Tuesday by Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Patty Murray...

  • President Donald Trump (R) speaks next to Senator Claire McCaskill (D) of Missouri during a meeting with members of the the Senate Finance Committee in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 18, 2017.

    Trump joked that he will get "unanimous support" from Democrats on the GOP tax proposal.

  • President Donald Trump (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talk to reporters in the Rose Garden following a lunch meeting at the White House October 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Tax cuts are always popular, but tax reform is much harder — and more important, says National Review's David L. Bahnsen.

  • "The speaker does not see anything that changes his view that the Senate should keep its focus on repeal and replace of Obamacare," Ryan spokesman Doug Andres said. While the proposal drew broad Democratic support, it remained unclear whether the agreement will even come to a vote in the Senate and House, both controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans.