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Trump budget faces criticism, indifference from some Senate Republicans
Many Republican senators who weren’t outright condemning President Donald Trump ’s fiscal year 2018 budget made sure to acknowledge a universal truth of budgeting in Washington: The spending bills Congress eventually passes don’t always bear much resemblance to the president’s list of priorities.
Republicans change their tune on Congressional Budget Office after health care report
After the Congressional Budget Office released its report Monday on the Republican-backed American Health Care Act, estimating that 14 million more people will be uninsured next year -- a number that grows to 24 million by 2026 -- supporters of the plan were quick to levy complaints against the
Senate Confirmation Hearings Continued Today for 4 Trump Nominees
There is pressure to confirm them before the president-elect is sworn in on Friday.
What Trump's Education Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos Said About Guns in Schools
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump 's pick for Education Secretary, raised eyebrows during her confirmation by refusing to say guns shouldn't be in schools and quipping that in one case in Wyoming, they would help protect against grizzly bears. When asked by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
Trump Cabinet Picks Under Fire
Donald Trump's choices to lead Health and Human Services, Tom Price, and the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, are expected to have heated hearings, and Education pick Betsy DeVos faced tough questions from Senate Democrats.
Senate GOP Clears Key Hurdle in 'Obamacare' Repeal
Senate Republicans cleared an important hurdle early Thursday in the legislative process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, capping off a marathon seven-hour voting session by passing a budget resolution. It was a key step for Republicans as they move to undo major parts of President Obama's
Liz Cheney One Step Closer to Congress With Primary Win
After last night’s primary results in Wyoming, the Cheney name is well on its way back to Capitol Hill . Liz Cheney , the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney , won a crowded GOP primary for the state’s sole House seat -- sending her on a fast track to Congress, assuming she wins the
Congressional Hopeful Liz Cheney Has History With Incumbent
When discussing former State Department official Liz Cheney ’s bid to succeed retiring at-large Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), it’s worth noting that there’s a fair amount of bad blood between the two. From Lummis, it’s nothing personal – just business. Back in 2013, she was upset that Cheney was
Senators Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Travel Ban
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba. “We’ve tried this current policy that
The Primary Primer: 5 Races to Watch in Alaska and Wyoming
WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? Today, voters cast ballots in Alaska and Wyoming. The marquee race to watch is a three-way bitter GOP Senate primary in our nation’s 49th state. Alaskan voters will decide between the establishment front-runner, a tea partier with Sarah Palin’s backing, and...