Republican senators on Wednesday said they are still confident about the prospects for completing a comprehensive tax reform package in a reasonable timeframe after the Senate GOP leadership's decision to postpone a vote on a major health care overhaul measure.
Republican senators on Wednesday said they are still confident about the prospects for completing a comprehensive tax reform package in a reasonable timeframe after the Senate GOP leadership's decision to postpone a vote on a major health care overhaul measure.
The most vocal GOP holdouts to Senate Republicans' health care bill showed no sign of softening their demands on Wednesday, as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to revive a push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The most vocal GOP holdouts to Senate Republicans' health care bill showed no sign of softening their demands on Wednesday, as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to revive a push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reiterated his pitch to President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on Wednesday, calling for a bipartisan approach to fixing Obamacare as the GOP's effort on its health care overhaul remains in limbo.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reiterated his pitch to President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on Wednesday, calling for a bipartisan approach to fixing Obamacare as the GOP's effort on its health care overhaul remains in limbo.
Russian hacking efforts leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election were part of a broader influence campaign aimed at countries across Europe and the Balkans, meant to disrupt pro-North Atlantic Treaty Organization candidates and parties, according to testimony during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday.
Russian hacking efforts leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election were part of a broader influence campaign aimed at countries across Europe and the Balkans, meant to disrupt pro-North Atlantic Treaty Organization candidates and parties, according to testimony during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday.
A majority of voters disapprove of the spending cuts to Medicaid in the Senate GOP's bill that would repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll.
A majority of voters disapprove of the spending cuts to Medicaid in the Senate GOP's bill that would repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll.
For decades nuclear power has played an important role in generating electricity throughout the country, by accounting for nearly 20 percent of all electricity generated across the United States over the past 30 years.
For decades nuclear power has played an important role in generating electricity throughout the country, by accounting for nearly 20 percent of all electricity generated across the United States over the past 30 years.
If we were to buy into the media’s breathless commentary, we would be led to believe the sky is falling on U.S. Steel after an unexpected first quarter earnings report for 2017.
If we were to buy into the media’s breathless commentary, we would be led to believe the sky is falling on U.S. Steel after an unexpected first quarter earnings report for 2017.
A young husband was diagnosed with advanced melanoma and tumors attached to his brain. Waiting on the other side of his oncology clinic’s pharmacy counter was a potentially life-prolonging drug.
A young husband was diagnosed with advanced melanoma and tumors attached to his brain. Waiting on the other side of his oncology clinic’s pharmacy counter was a potentially life-prolonging drug.
After steadily climbing in 2017, renewable power dethroned nuclear as the leading carbon-free electricity source in the United States, even as lawmakers try to prop up nuclear power with more generous tax credits.
After steadily climbing in 2017, renewable power dethroned nuclear as the leading carbon-free electricity source in the United States, even as lawmakers try to prop up nuclear power with more generous tax credits.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday delayed a planned vote this week on Senate Republicans’ health care bill, amid mounting opposition from moderate and conservative members over central aspects of the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday delayed a planned vote this week on Senate Republicans’ health care bill, amid mounting opposition from moderate and conservative members over central aspects of the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The Labor Department on Tuesday took a key step toward altering a major Obama-era regulation that nearly doubled the threshold at which employers are required to pay time-and-a-half for overtime work.
The Labor Department on Tuesday took a key step toward altering a major Obama-era regulation that nearly doubled the threshold at which employers are required to pay time-and-a-half for overtime work.
The delicate balance between national security and individual privacy came into stark relief Tuesday as senators debated whether to extend a soon-to-expire intelligence-gathering tool for foreign suspects, which critics say has massive potential for abuse.
The delicate balance between national security and individual privacy came into stark relief Tuesday as senators debated whether to extend a soon-to-expire intelligence-gathering tool for foreign suspects, which critics say has massive potential for abuse.
Several months into the era of unified Republican government in Washington, D.C., Morning Consult dove into the data to determine how Republicans and Democrats across the country feel about the state of their political parties.
Several months into the era of unified Republican government in Washington, D.C., Morning Consult dove into the data to determine how Republicans and Democrats across the country feel about the state of their political parties.
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Briefings

Washington Brief: McConnell Tells White House Anti-Heller Ads Hurt Health Bill, Heller’s Re-Election Prospects

President Donald Trump was largely on the sidelines while his administration urged Republican senators to back their chamber’s health care bill, leaving the heavy lifting to Vice President Mike Pence. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other GOP senators told the president at a Tuesday meeting that they were irked by a Trump-aligned super PAC attacking Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) for his opposition to the legislation.

Tech Brief: Ransonware Cyberattack Spreads Worldwide

After tearing through banks and government offices in Europe and disrupting power grids in Ukraine, the Petya ransomware virus is making its way across the globe, halting operations at a shipping terminal in India and affecting users in North America. The attackers are asking for $300 in cryptocurrency to unlock systems on each infected computer.

Finance Brief: Hatch Says Tax Reform Won’t Be a ‘Secretive Exercise’ in the Senate

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) sought to allay concerns that tax reform legislation will be drafted in secret, saying he is “committed to ensuring a robust process in the Senate.” He said congressional discussions with Trump administration officials will not be the “be-all-end-all of tax reform,” but instead will provide taxwriters on Capitol Hill with a framework.

Brands Brief: Amtrak CEO Will Step Down at Year’s End

Wick Moorman, the chief executive of Amtrak, will resign in December and will serve until then alongside his successor, Richard Anderson, the former CEO of Delta Air Lines Inc., who starts July 12. Moorman, who has served as transitional CEO since September 2016, is stepping down amid critiques of operational shortcomings and an upcoming disruptive repair schedule at New York’s Penn Station this summer.

Tech Brief: Google Hit With $2.7 Billion Fine

The European Commission slammed Google Inc. with a record $2.7 billion fine after an investigation into antitrust violations. The company, which is charged with skewing its search engine results to favor its own shopping services over its competitors, could face additional fines if it doesn’t stop the practice within 90 days.

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