Now that a divided Senate has voted to move forward with the Republicans’ long-promised legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare, here’s what to keep in mind about the health care bill’s state of play.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday that they had agreed to a package of sanctions meant to punish Russia for its actions during last year’s presidential campaign, as well as Moscow’s military adventures in Ukraine and Syria.
The House appears set next week to combine sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, after negotiators compromised on a similar bill passed in the Senate.
Los Angeles radio host Larry Elder warned that Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., “may have a few problems” if she mounts a long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination in 2020.
House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their budget proposal which promises to cut trillions of dollars in social safety net and other domestic programs while sharply boosting military spending – all to balance the budget over the next 10 years.
Two Democratic congressmen introduced an article of impeachment on Wednesday against President Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
Major legislative agenda items are won and lost at the margins. It’s one thing to marshal the core of a majority in Congress to support a broad policy position like “repealing ObamaCare” or something more nebulous like “tax reform.” It’s another enterprise to usher a controversial bill to passage.
Republicans relished criticizing congressional Democrats when they fumbled or flat-out didn’t try to approve a budget.
Republican senators have joined the call to get leaders of the GOP-controlled Congress to cancel members’ August recess so they can stay in Washington to fix the country’s health care system and address other key issues, including passing a budget before the end of the fiscal year when the federal government technically runs out of money.
With time further expiring on House Republicans’ “long list” of legislative goals, members have again asked Speaker Paul Ryan to cancel the chamber’s August recess.