Dean Heller

A closer look at how the revised health bill would benefit key senators’ states

The revised Republican health-care bill that senators plan to unveil Monday would partly even out wide gaps between states that would win and lose financially, providing more generous funding to states of some reluctant GOP lawmakers, but would give states less freedom to unwind federal health …

ObamaCare

GOP to introduce new Obamacare overhaul bill

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., who has sponsored a bill to overhaul Obamacare, said Sunday he and his colleagues will introduce a new version of the bill …

U.S. Congress

Heller turned against Nevadans by backing Senate’s health bill

The Senate’s last-ditch assault on the Affordable Care Act appeared to be all but dead heading into the weekend, but Nevadans are going to remember …

ObamaCare

Graham-Cassidy Is Evil Incarnate

US Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) listen during a news conference on health care September 13, 2017, on …

Liberal View

As dismay with GOP's Obamacare repeal rises, the question becomes: Why are they doing this?

The reviews keep pouring in for the Senate Republicans’ latest (and presumably final) attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they’re uniformly foul.<p>The newest entries came from the National Assn. of Medicaid Directors and from Nevada’s Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval. The Medicaid directors …

ObamaCare

Healthcare.gov Could Be Crippled Under Latest GOP Obamacare Repeal Proposal

The federal exchange marketplace would remain under the proposal, but largely in name only<p>A federal health exchange the government spent over $1 …

ObamaCare

Graham health care effort imperiled after McCain says no | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s quest to fulfill his party’s promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appeared all but doomed on Friday after his …

U.S. Congress

How Graham-Cassidy Caught The Democrats Napping

No one paid attention when Dean Heller signed on back in July, but it was a big deal.<p>Everyone should have seen the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal …

Politics

GOP primaries could hamper plans on taxes

<b>WASHINGTON —</b> Republican hopes for moving an ambitious tax package in a closely divided Senate may hinge on a number of incumbents on the ballot, …

Conservative View

Heller should oppose EPA cuts

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking at a potential budget cut of 31 percent. Across the nation, people are protesting bids by President …

Climate

Racing A Deadline, Republicans Try One Last Time To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about the prospects of the Graham-Cassidy bill.

Affordable Care Act

Alaska governor opposes Senate’s ACA repeal bill

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker formally opposes the Senate's latest repeal-and-replace bill — the fate of which may hinge on Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. He …

Health Care

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.19.17

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* With time running out in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, a University of …

Elections

Senators ask Equifax how it will help US service members hit by data breach

Sens. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., have asked credit monitoring service Equifax to explain how it is protecting the 1.3 million active-duty servicemembers affected by a massive data breach this year.<p>The senators sent Equifax CEO Richard F. Smith a letter on Tuesday asking the …

Identity Theft

Usual Suspects: 3 GOP Senators Hold Back Obamacare Repeal

The three Republican senators that struck down the party’s seven-month push to repeal and replace Obamacare in July are threatening to once again …

Health Care

GOP ads go after Dems on national security

House Republicans are targeting vulnerable Democrats with charges that they’re soft on national security.<p>In a six-figure digital ad campaign launched …

North Korea

Several Republican senators are in danger of losing primary battles — and it could signal where the party is going in the age of Trump

Three Republican senators appear to be at risk of losing primary battles to challengers, a feat that has only been pulled off five times since 1994.<p>Those who appear at risk of losing their seats to right-wing challengers included Sens. Luther Strange of Alabama — who will face Alabama Supreme Court …

Elections

Complacency Could Kill Health Care

I haven’t yet read Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened,” but it seems pretty clear to me what did, in fact, happen in 2016.<p>These days, America starts from a baseline of extreme tribalism: 47 or 48 percent of the electorate will vote for any Republican, no matter how terrible, and against any Democrat, …

Health Care

Could Democrats take the Senate? The odds are against them, but they have a shot.

Strange things are afoot in Alabama, where there’s a special election underway to fill the Senate seat that Attorney General Jeff Sessions vacated when he joined the Trump administration. Luther Strange, who was appointed by the governor to fill the seat, came in second in the primary behind …

Opinion

GOP senator wants to block states from setting up their own single-payer systems

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said he wants to ban states from setting up a government-run healthcare system in a GOP bill to overhaul Obamacare that …

Health Care

The Senate Is Coming After Your Healthcare Again

Republicans in Congress can’t stop trying to kill and bankrupt their constituents.<p>If the Senate wants to pass an Obamacare repeal bill without …

Health Care

House GOP Leadership Throws Support Behind Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

House Republican leadership voiced their support of a health care reform bill spearheaded by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill …

U.S. Congress

Why Is The Most Vulnerable GOP Senator Not Dean Heller?

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today’s theme song: End credits from “The Simpsons” (Renaissance version)<p>Poll of the week<p>Jeff …

Elections

Republicans' last-ditch effort on Obamacare repeal is gaining some steam — but it still faces key hurdles

Senate Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is gaining steam, but several complications could prove insurmountable.<p>The bill proposed by and named after Sens. Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller, and Ron Johnson would send most federal funding for …

Business

Trump pushes plan by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy to replace parts of Obamacare

Michael Collins, USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON — President Trump threw his support Wednesday behind a last-ditch effort by two Republican senators to replace parts of the Affordable Care Act.<p>In this July 17, 2017, file photo, President Trump speaks at the White House.<p>Alex Brandon, AP<p>In a statement, Trump …

Health Care

Trump Drives Wedge Between Candidates and His Base

Charlie Cook: “There are now signs that President Trump is succeeding in driving a wedge in the GOP between his base and the Republican Congress, …

Elections

Cassidy Gives THIS Prediction About Obamacare Repeal Votes

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy says he believes he almost has enough votes to pass his Obamacare replacement effort.<p>“I am pretty confident we’ll get …

Conservative View

Trump, Bannon Moves Ahead Of 2018 Could Threaten GOP Senate Majority

President Trump and his allies aren't exactly running the playbook Republicans want him to ahead of the 2018 midterms. And that could be costly for the GOP at the ballot box next year.<p>Most recently, he's lashed out harder at his own party's two most vulnerable senators in 2018 — Dean Heller of …

News (U.S.)

The Senate just rubber-stamped the 15-year war on terror, again – VICE News

As American troops are engaged in combat with Islamic terrorist groups all across multiple continents, the United States government is still relying on military force authorizations from 2001 and 2002 as legal justification for their deployment.<p>Thirty-six senators from both parties tried and failed …

War

Graham and Cassidy Unveil Their Last-Ditch Health Care Bill

Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy on Wednesday released a last-ditch health-care bill that aims to replace Obamacare’s architecture with a block …

Health Care