President Trump hinted Saturday that overhauling ObamaCare is still alive, perhaps through a bipartisan deal, following the effort’s dramatic and seemingly terminal failure a day earlier.
Vice President Pence paid a thank you call Saturday in Florida, thanking voters for helping President Trump win the White House and vowing to repay them with a replacement for “nightmare” ObamaCare.
Trump administration officials and other key Washington Republicans on Sunday downplayed the impact of the upcoming Congressional Budget Office report on the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement plan, suggesting the nonpartisan group has miscalculated before on such complex legislation.
The White House is trying this weekend to rally support for a ObamaCare replacement plan — with Vice President Pence in Kentucky and President Trump using the bully pulpit and old-reliable Twitter.
House Republicans huddled this weekend to finish their ObamaCare replacement plan, while also trying to stanch criticism about a secretive and stalled process.
President Trump is expected to sign a revised executive order early next week banning travel from several Middle Eastern and African counties, the president’s latest effort to prevent radical Islamic terrorism on U.S. soil.
Governors from across the country personally appealed to Capitol Hill lawmakers on Monday for “flexibility” as Washington Republicans weigh how to overhaul the Affordable Care Act — capping a critical weekend of meetings on the issue among lawmakers, White House officials and insurance CEOs.
Republicans are increasingly divided over the issue of whether the Donald Trump campaign made illegal contact with Russia and if a special prosecutor should be appointed over Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate allegations.
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Saturday was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, defeating top-rival Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, in their respective bids to chart the direction of the national party.
Former President Obama and other top Democrats are focusing efforts on state-level races and ending the politically-laden process of configuring voting districts known as gerrymandering — a combined effort to end “Trump-ism” and help their party regain control of Congress and legislatures across the country.