Here Is How Senate Republicans Try To Hide The Damage Of Their Repeal Bill
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But the net effect would be more exposure to crippling medical bills for many millions of Americans. It’s possible that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his allies have deluded themselves into thinking this won’t happen. It’s more ...
Dean Heller becomes fifth Senate Republican to oppose GOP health care bill
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"This bill, that's currently in front of the United States Senate is not the answer. It's simply not the answer," Heller said at a press conference in Las Vegas with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican. "I'm announcing today that in this form ...
It's your turn: House Republicans watch Senate struggle to pass health care
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Once the Senate bill passes, House Republicans may be expected to weigh ... to jump to any conclusions about whether they could ultimately support it. "I think for us, we really didn't appreciate how obnoxious senators were," a House GOP aide said about ...
Senate health care bill: 5th Republican senator comes out against GOP plan
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Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., in opposition. "My point is this bill currently in front of the United States Senate is not the answer--it is simply not the answer," Heller said at a press conference in Nevada on Friday.
Several GOP governors voice doubt about health-care bill just released by Senate
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“I have deep concerns with details in the U.S. Senate’s plan to fix America’s healthcare system and the resources needed to help our most vulnerable, including those who are dealing with drug addiction, mental illness and chronic health problems and ...
Manchin still pushing for ACA fixes as US Senate nears replacement vote - West Virginia MetroNews
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Manchin still pushing for ACA fixes as US Senate nears replacement voteWest Virginia MetroNewsOn Sunday afternoon, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is scheduled to lead a MoveOn.org rally in Charleston urging GOP senators, like Capito, to vote against the U.S. Senate health care bill. That rally starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston ...
Disability rights activists protesting the US Senate health care bill explain what's at stake - Quartz
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QuartzDisability rights activists protesting the US Senate health care bill explain what's at stakeQuartzThe US Senate could vote as soon as this coming week on its controversial healthcare reform bill, which cuts taxes for the rich, and reduces benefits for the poor, elderly, and disabled. The next few days in Washington, and around the country, are ...Senate's Trumpcare Bill Still Disliked by Pretty Much EveryoneNew York Magazineall 231 news articles
Coin Center: US Senate's Digital Currency Bill Is 'Counterproductive' - CoinDesk
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CoinDeskCoin Center: US Senate's Digital Currency Bill Is 'Counterproductive'CoinDeskAn anti-money laundering bill before the US Senate and focused in part on digital currencies "could upset years of policy and compliance work", according to Washington, DC, advocacy group Coin Center. A new blog post penned by Coin Center executive
James Comey, North Korea, US Senate: Your Evening Briefing - New York Times
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New York TimesJames Comey, North Korea, US Senate: Your Evening BriefingNew York TimesWith those words, Senator Dean Heller of Nevada became the fifth Republican to say he could not support the Senate health care overhaul in its current form, dealing a blow to his party's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Our analysis of the ...
US Senate candidate Mo Brooks describes strategy for shortened campaign cycle - whnt.com
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whnt.comUS Senate candidate Mo Brooks describes strategy for shortened campaign cyclewhnt.comHUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The U.S. Senate race in Alabama to fill the seat vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a shorter than usual campaign schedule and has to compete with summer vacation for many state residents. That means for candidates
Updated: Sununu, NH Republican leaders offer health care 'insights' to US Senate leaders - WMUR Manchester
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WMUR ManchesterUpdated: Sununu, NH Republican leaders offer health care 'insights' to US Senate leadersWMUR ManchesterGov. Chris Sununu and state Republican legislative leaders are not saying whether they support the new GOP health care bill unveiled in Washington on Thursday, but they are asking U.S. Senate leaders to keep New Hampshire's approach intact in their
Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy Faces Angry Constituents Asking for a”Real Town Hall Meeting” – Video
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Here is raw video of Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy this past weekend facing constituents at a meeting he thought was going to be a “one-on-one” series of conferences with people. However, he found out that they wanted a “real town hall meeting” instead of “one-on-one” meetings.Murphy looked shell-shocked as his constituents repeatedly asked if he was going to hold a town hall meeting. Murphy seemed desperate to keep the thing a “one-on-one” format rather than allow it to be a t
Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge FDA Commissioner to Address Prescription Drug Costs
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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined a bipartisan group of Senate Judiciary Committee members led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to urge Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to address abuses in the regulatory process that delay competition and increase prescription drug costs. Commissioner Gottlieb recently stated that the FDA will take measures to curb anticompetitive abuses of its regulatory process for the approval of generic drugs. The go
Feinstein Statement on Senate Health Care Bill
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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in reaction to the Senate Republican health care bill: “The health care bill that Senate Republicans finally unveiled today after months of secrecy is indefensible. Their bill takes hundreds of billions of dollars from providing health coverage to vulnerable and working people and uses it to cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires. “The Republican bill ends the longstanding federal-state p
Judiciary Democrats: Allow ABA to Review Potential Judges Before Hearings
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Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats today released the following statement in response to the majority’s decision to hold a nomination hearing for two district court nominees before the American Bar Association has an opportunity to review and rate them: “We’re disappointed that the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to hold a nomination hearing for two district court nominees before the American Bar Association will be able to complete their independent nonpart
Feinstein Slams Chinese Newspaper for Threatening UC San Diego, Chancellor
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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after the Global Times, China’s state-controlled newspaper, threatened UC San Diego and Chancellor Pradeep Khosla for hosting the Dalai Lama: “I find it unconscionable that a reporter for the Global Times, a mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, would threaten UC San Diego and its chancellor and students for inviting the Dalai Lama to speak. “The newspaper should immediately apologi
Dean Heller becomes fifth GOP senator to oppose Senate health care bill
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With no Democrats in favor, if more than two Republicans vote no, the bill will not pass the Senate. "This bill that’s currently in front of the United States Senate is not the answer, it’s simply not the answer. And I’m announcing today that in this ...
FACTBOX-How U.S. Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare
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After weeks of discussions behind closed doors, the U.S. Senate unveiled a draft of its healthcare bill on Thursday that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The House of Representatives narrowly passed its healthcare bill ...
2 roll call votes at 2:00pm today; 1 roll call vote at 5:30pm Monday, 6/26
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The Senate has reached an agreement that post-cloture time on the Billingslea nomination expire at 2:00pm today, and the Senate proceed to vote on confirmation. Upon disposition of the Billingslea nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Kristine Svinicki to be Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.…
US Senate healthcare bill could impact Alaskans on Medicaid - KTUU.com
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KTUU.comUS Senate healthcare bill could impact Alaskans on MedicaidKTUU.comANCHORAGE (KTUU) After the U.S. Senate released its draft of a proposed health care bill, Alaskans have been pouring over the 140-some page document to see what it could mean for the state. Commissioner Valerie Davidson of the state's department of
Gov. Scott plans D.C. trip as U.S. Senate debates Obamacare repeal ... - Tampabay.com (blog)
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Tampabay.com (blog)Gov. Scott plans D.C. trip as U.S. Senate debates Obamacare repeal ...Tampabay.com (blog)Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that he will travel to Washington, D.C. next week so he can provide input as the U.S. Senate debates its proposal to
Sununu urges US Senate to go slow on Medicaid reform - The Union Leader
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The Union LeaderSununu urges US Senate to go slow on Medicaid reformThe Union LeaderCONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu and legislative leaders are urging lawmakers in Washington to go slow on any plan to cut back on Medicaid. In a June 22 letter to the majority and minority leaders in the U.S. Senate, Sununu is joined by state Senate