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Talks on $1.3T catchall spending bill nearing completion
Battles over priorities in a huge government-wide spending bill are essentially settled
Abortion impasse may shut down effort to reduce premiums
The polarizing politics of abortion have burst into the congressional budget debate, overwhelming bipartisan efforts to help millions of consumers who buy their own health insurance policies get relief from soaring premiums. On Monday, Senate and House Republicans released their latest plan to
The Latest: Trumps supports subsidies to curb premium hikes
President Donald Trump has told two Republican senators that he supports adding proposals to a huge spending bill that would provide billions in federal subsidies to insurers to help curb health care premium increases
Bids to curb health care costs offer little more than talk
Congress' effort to stabilize the nation's insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions by President Donald Trump
Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs
The White House says Mexico, Canada, and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump's planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security "carve-outs."
Republicans working to avoid a shutdown after passage of tax bill
As they celebrate the passage of their ambitious rewrite of the tax code, Republicans are moving closer to a government shutdown -- without a clear plan to fund the government past midnight Friday. House GOP leaders have not scheduled a vote on a previously drafted proposal to fund the government
Lawmakers question HHS nominee on drug industry ties, position on the Affordable Care Act
Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, faced tough questions from lawmakers concerned about his ties to the drug industry at his nomination hearing before the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions committee. Azar, a veteran of HHS and a former executive at the
'I want to see changes' to Senate tax bill, Sen. Susan Collins says
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, joins "This Week" to discuss the Senate's tax bill.
What all 52 Republican senators say about embattled Alabama candidate Roy Moore
A small but growing number of Republican senators are calling for Roy Moore to drop out of the Alabama Senate race, but so far Moore is defiant, insisting he will continue to run. ABC News has reached out to all 52 Republican senators for reaction. Nineteen of them are calling for Moore to withdraw
Trump announces ex-Big Pharma exec Alex Azar as Tom Price's replacement at Health and Human Services
President Donald Trump today announced he's nominating Alex Azar to be Department of Health and Human Services secretary, replacing Tom Price. Azar is a former executive for pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and worked as a deputy secretary at HHS under President George W. Bush. Price resigned Sept.