Republican Study Committee

Conservatives Lose Interest in Holding Trump Accountable

When Rep. Jim Jordan (R–Ohio), Rep. Mark Meadows (R–N.C.), Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.), and six other colleagues co-founded the House Freedom Caucus …

House Freedom Caucus

GOP Lawmakers Want Trump Tweet Before Vote on Bill

“House Republicans are rushing to assemble a compromise immigration bill for a vote next week alongside an existing conservative proposal, a strategy …

Donald Trump

GOP Braces for Brutal Leadership Race

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) “is already working to line up support behind the scenes. But his ascension is unlikely to be smooth,” …

Politics

West Virginia Shows Trump Was No Aberration

Dana Milbank: “Whether or not the president stops Blankenship, the West Virginia GOP primary confirms that this sort of vulgar demagoguery is …

Politics

House approves $1.3 trillion spending bill just hours after it was introduced

The House choked down a $1.3 trillion spending bill on Thursday, just 17 hours after it was first made public.<p>Despite stiff opposition from both …

Republicans

Congress stuck on spending bill as clock ticks toward government shutdown

Congress is struggling to find agreement over several dozen “riders” on a $1.2 trillion omnibus spending package that must pass by Friday …

Mark Walker: Democrats still want to prove collusion claims after new round of Russia sanctions

Rep. Mark Walker said Thursday that Sen. Chuck Schumer’s reaction to the new round of sanctions against Russia shows how desperate Democrats are to …

Donald Trump

GOP Lawmakers to Trump: Your Tariffs Could Crush Us in the Midterms

Inside and out the administration, a campaign is underway to get the president to reverse course.<p>Just days after the president announced in a …

Tariffs

As Paul Ryan turns to Democrats for votes, conservatives fume over budget deal

WASHINGTON — Fiscal conservatives are getting boxed out on the bipartisan spending deal Congress will be voting on Thursday, and they say, Republican leaders are not even trying to negotiate to get their vote.<p>"I think that this is ultimately a deal that makes us weaker as a civilization,” South …

Republicans

Republican Study Committee Chairman supports 'crap sandwich' funding bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> A top Republican congressman said Wednesday he believed a short term bill to keep the government open would pass on Thursday, saying "I think it's in better shape than what's being reported."<p>"We don't like it, it's the proverbial 'crap sandwich' that they talk about but what's the best move …

Politics

Congress is back, and here's what's on the agenda

<b>(CNN) —</b> Congressional Republicans return to work this week thrilled they passed a major tax reform bill before Christmas but uncertain and divided about what they will do in 2018, a critical election year.<p>Entering their second year of unified control of Washington, GOP lawmakers have more questions …

Politics

Rep. Dent: GOP alienating voters

Republican Rep. Charlie Dent said Sunday the GOP is "alienating" voters by running candidates that appeal to small swath of the electorate.<p>"I mean, we can't run these candidates who appeal to a very narrow base. I mean this Roy Moore candidacy even before the very serious allegations of sexual …

Politics

Senate GOP Breaks Health-Care Promise to Keep Government Open

Mitch McConnell bought Susan Collins’ vote on tax cuts by promising a vote on an Obamacare fix before year’s end. Facing a government shutdown, they …

Republicans

House GOP Dares Senate to Vote Against Temporary Spending Bill

House Republicans are challenging the Senate with a take-it-or-leave-it offer to keep the government running for another month while increasing …

Business

House GOP leaders eye 'defense only' spending bill

As they rush to finish work on a $1 trillion-plus tax bill — and deal with a political earthquake in Alabama — GOP congressional leaders are wrestling with another huge issue: how to avoid a government shutdown.<p>House GOP leaders are forging ahead with a partisan funding bill that covers a full year …

U.S. Politics

It Won’t Be So Easy Next Time Congress Has to Fund the Government

The clock is ticking again toward a partial U.S. government shutdown, and the end-of-the-year dealmaking is only getting riskier.<p>After passing a …

Health Care

DACA state of play: Time is running short

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> There are currently two more weeks to finish everything that lawmakers want to do by the end of the year, and it's bringing a dose of reality to talks to resolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals stalemate in Congress. Here's where things stand at the end of another week.<p>…

Border Security

Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks announces resignation after discussing surrogacy with female staffers

Eight-term Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced Thursday night he is resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives after the House …

Republicans

Trump Signs Short-Term Spending Bill to Avert Shutdown

President Donald Trump signed a two-week extension of federal funding that averts a government shutdown on Saturday but defers contentious decisions …

Business

The Health 202: The orphan disease tax credit may soon be out in the cold

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U.S. Politics

Congress moves to avoid government shutdown, talks resume Friday

© Reuters. Trump meets Congressional leaders at the White House in Washington<p>By Richard Cowan and Jeff Mason<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress …

U.S. Congress

Rep. Mark Walker says 'no energy' for Obamacare bills

A top House Republican said there is “no energy” to take up two Obamacare stabilization bills and that leadership has not discussed the legislation …

Health Care

House Republicans Already Shooting Down Tax Bill’s Promises

Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Jeff Flake got assurances for their votes. Someone forgot to clear it with conservatives in the other …

Republicans

House GOP leaders plot to avert shutdown, but may need Democrats

House GOP leaders are forging ahead with a spending strategy that has drawn flak from far-right members, making it increasingly likely they will need help from Democrats to avert a shutdown.<p>Less than one week before federal funding expires, the chamber’s spending panel released a two-week patch …

Politics

GOP looks to jam Democrats in shutdown fight

Republicans are preparing to advance a short-term spending bill without relief for Dreamers — and dare Democrats to vote against it.<p>President Donald Trump and congressional GOP leaders are daring Democrats to shut down the government over immigration rather than back a plan to extend funding into …

Politics

DACA deal state of play

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Time is ticking away for a legislative solution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children and that President Donald Trump has chosen to end.<p>Here's where things stand today.<p>Prepare for a …

Politics

House Republicans pass tax plan, Senate plan's future unclear

<b>(CNN) —</b> The House of Representatives passed major tax reform legislation along party lines, advancing a key agenda item for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans.<p>The vote was 227-205, with 13 House Republicans joining all Democrats to oppose the bill. As the vote tally passed the …

Republicans

White House seeks $44 billion in third disaster request

The White House sent its third disaster request to Congress on Friday, asking for $44 billion to aid recovery from this summer’s deadly trio of hurricanes.<p>If the funding package is approved, Congress will have kicked in nearly $100 billion in extra money this year to help storm-ravaged communities …

Politics

The Health 202: Trump administration's relationship with Obamacare: It's complicated.

Health Care

Paul Ryan is reportedly planning to squeeze a DACA deal into the December spending bill, infuriating some Trump allies

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has privately told colleagues that he is planning to loop a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals …

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