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Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'
House Republican leaders pushing their health care overhaul are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to New York State _ a move Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe."
66 Democratic Congress Members Planning to Skip Inauguration
Dozens of Democratic members of Congress have announced they will skip Donald Trump 's inauguration this Friday. While some of the 66 made their decision in previous weeks, many more have come forward in recent days, citing the president-elect's perceived insult of Rep. John Lewis as the final
Trump's HHS Pick, Tom Price, Grilled About His Stock Trades While Working on Health Legislation
Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, told senators in a confirmation hearing today that the incoming Trump administration aims to prevent Americans from losing their health care in a transition from the current system to any GOP
Election Results 2014: Here Are the Key Races That Are Still Too Close to Project
Voters in states across the nation handed Republicans control of the U.S. Senate on Election Day 2014, strengthened their majority control of the House of Representatives and also made a strong showing in gubernatorial races. But several key contests remain undecided as of this morning, and may not
Obama Pushing Congress to Focus on the Economy After GDP Increased 4 Percent in the 2nd Quarter
President Obama is urging Congress to make the economy a high priority after the hefty increase in the 2nd quarter.
House GOP Makes Case to Sue Obama
House Republicans say President Obama is overreaching with executive orders.
Dems Strike Back on Hobby Lobby Case With 'Not My Boss's Business Act'
Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Mark Udall fought back today against the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling with plans for legislation intended to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act. Joined by fellow Democrats from both chambers of Congress and women’s ...
Not Again! House Takes 50th Vote to Change 'Obamacare'
House Republicans continue targeting the president’s signature health care law, casting their 50TH vote today to change it since seizing majority control in 2011. The vote passed 250 to 160 with 27 Democrats crossing the aisle to vote with the GOP majority. House Majority Leader...
FDA: Stop Feeding Livestock Antibiotics For Growth Promotion…Please?
Citing a public health concern over antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration today announced a plan to phase out the use of antibiotics in livestock feed to promote animal growth. The FDA has called on animal pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily change the labels on
Chamber of Commerce Ad Blitz in 9 House Districts
The Chamber of Commerce has become a major player in House races, since only last week. In yet another state where the presidential race is all but settled and the airwaves are relatively quiet, the U.S. Chamber will fill the void with a series of...