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McCain to vote no on ObamaCare repeal

McCain to vote no on ObamaCare repeal

Follow Us   © 1996-2018 News Communication Sen. (R-Ariz.) on Friday announced that he will vote against the latest proposal to repeal ObamaCare, potentially dooming the legislation and, with it, the GOP's last shot at passing a health-care overhaul this year.“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," he said in a statement, referring to the legislation spearheaded by GOP Sens. (S.C) and (La.).Republicans have been racing toward a...

September 22, 2017
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Trump, Dems reach funding deal, disappointing Republicans

Trump, Dems reach funding deal, disappointing Republicans

Follow Us   © 1996-2018 News Communication President Trump has reached a deal with congressional Democrats to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling through Dec. 15.The deal, reached Wednesday at a White House meeting between congressional leaders from both parties and Trump, would attach both measures to a House bill aiding communities hit by Hurricane Harvey."We essentially came to a deal, and I think the deal will be very good," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday.He added that "so we have an extension, which will go...

September 6, 2017
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Cornyn, Sinema unveil bill aimed at confronting border surge

Cornyn, Sinema unveil bill aimed at confronting border surge

by - 04/22/21 8:12 PM ET✕Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced legislation Thursday aimed at responding to a surge of immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. The bill, dubbed the Bipartisan Border Solutions Act, would establish regional processing centers, prioritize the scheduling of immigrant cases during a surge, create a pilot program to try to establish a “fairer and more efficient” way to decide asylum cases and focus on protections for unaccompanied migrant children. It would also increase staff for migrant surges including 150...

April 23, 2021
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Sanders, Jayapal introduce bill to make college tuition-free for many Americans

Sanders, Jayapal introduce bill to make college tuition-free for many Americans

by - 04/21/21 6:15 AM ET✕Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) introduced legislation on Wednesday to make college tuition free for many Americans, a policy that would be paid for by a tax on Wall Street. The would make community college tuition-free for everyone and four-year public colleges tuition-free and debt-free for students from families making up to $125,000 per year. “In the 21st century, a free public education system that goes from kindergarten through high school is no longer good enough. The time is long overdue to make public colleges...

April 21, 2021
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Senate GOP faces post-Trump spending brawl

Senate GOP faces post-Trump spending brawl

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April 20, 2021
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Senate aims to pass anti-Asian hate crimes bill this week

Senate aims to pass anti-Asian hate crimes bill this week

by - 04/19/21 3:08 PM ET✕The Senate is working to wrap up an anti-Asian hate crimes bill this week as senators near a deal on changes to the legislation.The bill, introduced by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), will likely come up for a vote as early as Wednesday, a Senate Democratic aide confirmed to The Hill. “I’m optimistic we can finish our work on the anti-Asian hate crimes bill later this week in the same manner we started it, with an overwhelming bipartisan vote. And let me say it’s needed,” Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said from the Senate floor on...

April 19, 2021
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This week: Democrats move on DC statehood

This week: Democrats move on DC statehood

by - 04/19/21 6:01 AM ET✕Democrats are poised to move one of their biggest priorities this week: D.C. statehood. The House, which is set to leave town at the end of the week until early May, will vote on legislation this week to make Washington, D.C., the country’s 51st state, after pledging to prioritize it during President Biden’s first 100 days in office. “I expect to bring #HR51 to the House Floor for a vote on Thursday, April 22 to grant #DCStatehood to the more than 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia. The voice of every American citizen deserves to be heard –...

April 19, 2021
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Progressives put Democrats on defense

Progressives put Democrats on defense

by - 04/16/21 6:00 AM ET✕Democrats are distancing themselves from high-profile progressive priorities as they threaten to push the party off message.Progressives’ decision to bring two issues back into the national spotlight this week — defunding the police and expanding the Supreme Court — have forced other Democrats to go on defense as they field questions about ideas that suck up a lot of political oxygen but get little legislative traction on Capitol Hill.Democrats have been quick to tamp down the chatter, arguing that they are focused on issues more in line with the party’s top...

April 16, 2021
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McConnell: Biden is ‘first-rate person’ leading ‘left-wing administration’

McConnell: Biden is ‘first-rate person’ leading ‘left-wing administration’

by - 04/01/21 1:48 PM ET✕Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that he likes President Biden personally, but he vowed to fight a political agenda he said is “going in exactly the wrong direction.”“I like him personally, I mean, we’ve been friends for a long time. He’s a first-rate person. Nevertheless, this is a bold, left-wing administration. I don’t think they have a mandate to do what they’re doing,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky on Thursday.McConnell, comparing his job as minority leader to being a “defensive coordinator,” added that...

April 1, 2021
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Tensions rise as Democrats face Senate bottleneck on agenda

Tensions rise as Democrats face Senate bottleneck on agenda

by - 04/23/21 6:00 AM ET✕Frustrations are building among congressional Democrats as the party’s priorities pile up in the Senate.Legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C., approved by the House on Thursday, is just the latest big agenda item that is set to stall out on the other side of Capitol Hill.In the majority-run House, Democrats are passing the party’s big priorities along party lines. In the Senate, Republicans can block most legislation with the filibuster, putting the focus on approving President Biden’s nominees and moving smaller bipartisan measures.Irritation between...

April 23, 2021
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