Republican Senator Rand Paul said the latest version of the Republican measure isn’t enough to change his mind but the revisions he wants are significant enough that they would likely cause moderates to flee the bill.
Senators sponsoring a last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill raced to save it from near-certain death Sunday, circulating a new version aimed at winning over several GOP holdouts.
With the latest Republican-only Obamacare repeal proposal hanging by a thread, President Donald Trump took to his favorite bully pulpit on Saturday to chide lawmakers who’ve announced their opposition or are on the fence.
Senate Republican leaders are struggling to win support from holdouts in their party for what may be their last chance for a long time to pass a GOP-only repeal of Obamacare.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Republican senators to support a last-ditch proposal to repeal Obamacare after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to promise a vote on the measure.
When Republicans in the U.S. Senate fell one vote short in July, it looked like their seven-year bid to undo the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, had failed. Now there’s an effort to see if a different repeal bill, known as Graham-Cassidy, can make it through the Senate before a Sept. 30 deadline. Proponents say it would put reshaping health insurance in the hands of the states. Its detractors call it the same old steep cuts in coverage in a new wrapper.
Senate Republicans making one last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare have the daunting task of assembling 50 votes for an emotionally charged bill with limited details on how it would work, what it would cost and how it would affect health coverage -- all in 12 days.
Senator John McCain, a Republican who may hold a pivotal vote in the last-ditch GOP effort to repeal Obamacare, is withholding his support as leaders stare down a final deadline to act by the end of the month.
President Donald Trump got elected on the strength of three words: Build the wall.
President Donald Trump said he’s close to a deal with congressional Democrats to permanently safeguard from deportation nearly a million immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children -- people whose protections he promised as a candidate to end on his first day in office.
It will take time for President Donald Trump to recover his moral authority after saying both sides were to blame for violence at a white-supremacist rally in August, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, the chamber’s only African-American Republican, said Wednesday after meeting with the president.
President Donald Trump let Republican senators working on an eleventh-hour effort to repeal Obamacare know he is rooting for them, without explicitly supporting the legislation.
The latest long-shot bid to undo Obamacare got a boost from Alan Greenspan, a former Federal Reserve chairman who served under presidents from both parties.
The Senate Intelligence chairman said he wants "a full accounting" from Facebook Inc. and other social media companies about any foreign money used to manipulate the 2016 U.S. election.
The massive data breach at Equifax Inc. is "exhibit A" on the need for strong U.S. regulation, including higher fines against companies that mishandle consumers’ personal information, second-ranking Senate Democrat Dick Durbin said Monday.
Republican Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham said Thursday they will introduce a revised version of their proposal to replace Obamacare, with the goal of getting a vote by the end of this month.
The Senate voted to extend the U.S. debt limit as part of a $15.25 billion bill providing funds for Hurricane Harvey victims under a deal struck by President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders that roiled Republican lawmakers.
President Donald Trump said Thursday there are “a lot of good reasons” to get rid of the U.S. debt ceiling as Senate Democrats began exploring a possible deal with the president to end the recurring fiscal standoffs.
President Donald Trump’s unexpected decision to spurn his Republican allies in Congress by striking a short-term debt-limit deal with Democrats leaves the GOP reeling and lawmakers bracing for a bruising battle in December.
President Donald Trump sided with Democrats on adding a three-month extension of the U.S. debt limit and government spending to a hurricane-relief bill over the arguments of fellow Republicans, who pressed for a longer debt extension.
President Donald Trump’s decision to end an Obama-era program preventing the deportation of immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children risks a deep wedge between the Republican Party’s leaders and its conservative base ahead of next year’s congressional elections.
Hours after North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, President Donald Trump mused about new sanctions that would mean cutting off trade with China while his defense chief talked of military options. Neither is likely to happen.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Congress should combine an initial package of relief for victims of Harvey with a boost in the nation’s debt limit, saying lawmakers need to “put politics aside” to ensure that those trying to recover from the storm get the help they need.
The Senate parliamentarian told lawmakers that Republicans’ ability to pass an Obamacare replacement with just 51 votes expires at the end of this month, Senator Bernie Sanders said Friday.
The U.S. House will most likely vote on the first phase of emergency relief money for Hurricane Harvey in mid-September after returning from summer recess, a Republican aide said Thursday.
President Donald Trump laid out a path for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get back in his good graces: replace Obamacare, overhaul the U.S. tax code and find a way to pay for big infrastructure improvements.
President Donald Trump said Thursday he’s unhappy with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over Congress’s failure to eliminate Obamacare, escalating a war of words with a fellow Republican who is key to advancing the president’s agenda.
President Donald Trump repeatedly slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the past two days over the failure of Congress to eliminate Obamacare, escalating a war of words with a fellow Republican who is key to advancing the president’s agenda.
President Donald Trump has a tangled history with the family of one of his favorite targets for Twitter attacks: Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is using a federal grand jury in Washington to help collect information as he probes Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates, according to three people familiar with the investigation.
Top Senate Republicans are trying to move on from their partisan drive to replace Obamacare despite urging from President Donald Trump to keep seeking a broad alternative to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement.
Republicans in Congress have been unable to agree on a way to repeal and replace Obamacare -- and now they’re divided on whether they should give up on their GOP-only approach.
A months-long effort by Senate Republicans to pass health-care legislation collapsed early Friday after GOP Senator John McCain joined two of his colleagues to block a stripped-down Obamacare repeal bill.
House Speaker Paul Ryan attempted to remove a hurdle facing Senate leaders’ plans to move forward with passing a stripped-down Obamacare repeal plan.
The Senate rejected a simple repeal of Obamacare on Wednesday, still in the early stages of an unpredictable floor debate on health care amid significant doubts that Republicans can muster the 50 votes needed to pass any kind of bill.
The Senate rejected Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health-care proposal late Tuesday at the start of several days of debate with no clear idea of what Obamacare-replacement plan the senators will ultimately be asked to pass.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called a vote Tuesday to begin the process of repealing Obamacare after key Republican holdouts on health-care legislation said would they will vote to begin debate even though senators don’t know exactly where the legislation will end up.
U.S. Senator John McCain, who underwent surgery last week for brain cancer, will return to Washington Tuesday as the Senate prepares to take up embattled healthcare legislation, a dramatic development that could boost Republican efforts to get enough votes to pass the measure.
The Senate parliamentarian issued a preliminary finding that key parts of Republicans’ health-care proposal don’t qualify for a fast-track procedure being used by the GOP, dramatically complicating Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s already slim prospects of passing a bill next week.
Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine is ready to start over with the health-care debate. John McCain is back home indefinitely in Arizona fighting brain cancer.
President Donald Trump told Senate Republicans Wednesday they should stay in Washington until they repeal Obamacare, sparking renewed negotiations just two days after GOP efforts to enact a new health-care law collapsed.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new proposal to simply repeal Obamacare appears to be dead less than 24 hours after he dropped his replacement plan for lack of support among fellow Republicans.
Republicans in Congress were reeling Tuesday from the failure of their latest health bill as President Donald Trump said he’s willing to let Obamacare fail and called on the Senate to change one of its central rules.
Republican Senator Ron Johnson accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of “a real breach of trust” by telling some Republicans privately that long-term cuts conservatives demanded to Medicaid provisions of the party’s embattled health-care bill are unlikely to ever take effect.
The Congressional Budget Office won’t release a score on the revised Republican health care bill on Monday, as many had expected, as consideration of the controversial measure is delayed by a medical scare for one of its potential Senate backers.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s latest health care draft almost certainly is headed to a rewrite again to find a way to appease the handful of Republican moderates worried about Medicaid cuts in their states.
Call it the Polar Payoff.
Two Republican senators immediately rejected the party’s latest health-care bill Thursday, leaving the party no margin for additional defections as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks a vote next week to replace Obamacare.
Senate Republicans’ revised proposal to replace Obamacare would provide an added $70 billion to stabilize insurance exchanges over a decade compared with an earlier version, according to a summary of the plan obtained by Bloomberg News.
Senate Republicans have dropped plans to provide a tax break for health-insurance executives’ pay in a revised health-care bill that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has sent to the Congressional Budget Office, according to a Republican aide familiar with the plan.
More than half a dozen Republican and Democratic senators have discussed alternatives to the embattled GOP health-care bill, even as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he plans a vote next week to muscle the Obamacare repeal measure through the Senate.
Senate Republican leaders dropped provisions that would repeal two taxes on high earners in a revised draft of their health-care bill sent to the Congressional Budget Office, according to GOP senators.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s delaying the Senate’s August recess by two weeks after divided lawmakers have been unable to agree on how to revise health-care legislation he proposed to replace Obamacare.
Senate Republican leaders plan to unveil a revised version of their health-care bill later this week after making little progress on winning over party holdouts.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking a risk by calling for a bipartisan health-care plan if the Republican-only bill fails: While his comments may encourage conservatives to fall in line with his approach, party moderates may be emboldened to abandon the GOP legislation.
Senate Republican leaders trying to break a logjam on their proposed health-care legislation are working with congressional budget officials to examine the impact of various changes they’re considering, a process that could take about two weeks, according to a GOP aide.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is working to win over Republican holdouts on his health-care bill after facing a revolt from conservatives and moderates who weren’t ready to act this week.
Republican Senator Bob Corker said Thursday that he expects GOP leaders to scrap a provision in their health bill that would repeal a tax on investment income that affects high-income earners.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may have bought himself some time by delaying a vote on his embattled health-care bill, but he faces a difficult and narrow path in trying to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal Obamacare.