House Republicans eye defense spending boost

House Republican leaders are proposing a long-term boost to military funding in a bill that would give other federal agencies only a short-term extension of current spending levels, a move that stands to heighten tension with Democrats and complicate plans to keep the government open past Thursday. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) pitched the plan to his GOP colleagues […]

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House Republicans Already Shooting Down Tax Bill’s Promises

House conservatives are already indicating that they’re prepared to block some of the key legislative promises that Senate Republicans demanded in exchange for their vote on tax reform legislation. Those promises materialized in the frantic final hours of the tax debate last week, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) assurances that some […]

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Trump delivers ultimatum to House Republicans: Pass health-care measure or he’ll move on

President Trump delivered an ultimatum to House Republicans on Thursday night: Vote to approve the measure to overhaul the nation’s health-care system on the House floor Friday, or reject it and the president will move on to his other legislative priorities. The president, through his aides in a closed-door meeting, signaled that the time for negotiations was over with rank-and-file […]

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House Republicans unveil changes to their health care bill

House Republican leaders, racing toward a planned Thursday vote on their proposed health-care overhaul, unveiled changes to the legislation late Monday that they believe will win over enough members to secure its passage. The changes addressed numerous GOP concerns about the legislation, ranging from the flexibility it would give states to administer their Medicaid programs to the amount of aid […]

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House Republicans Fret About Winning Their Health Care Suit

Congressional Republicans have a new fear when it comes to their two-year-old health care lawsuit against the Obama administration: They might win. The incoming Trump administration could choose to no longer defend the executive branch against the suit, which challenges the administration’s authority to spend billions of dollars on health insurance subsidies for low- and moderate-income Americans, handing House Republicans […]

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Democrats Step Up Pursuit of House Republicans Left Limping by Donald Trump

Emboldened by Donald J. Trump’s struggles in the presidential race, Democrats in Congress are laying the groundwork to expand the list of House Republicans they will target for defeat as part of an effort to slash the Republicans’ 30-seat majority and even reclaim control if Mr. Trump falls further. Mr. Trump’s unpopularity, which has already undermined the party’s grip on […]

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House Republicans Go Big on Immigration Fight

In a series of votes this week, the House GOP will protest nearly every major immigration executive action by President Obama in the past few years, threatening millions of immigrants who came to the country illegally with deportation. The plan has no chance of passage; enough Democratic and moderate Republican senators have stated their opposition and the White Housethreatened to […]

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