President Donald Trump said he is “very supportive” of the Senate GOP’s health care legislation. He said the four Republican senators who are not on board with the measure are “good guys,” and that there is a “narrow path” to gaining their support and passing the bill.
Senate Republicans are set to reveal their health care bill today, even as some divisions remain among GOP senators. The legislation is expected to include provisions that would reduce spending on Medicaid, end funding for Planned Parenthood and roll back some taxes.
Republican Karen Handel won the special election in Georgia’s 6th District for the House seat previously held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Ralph Norman (R) defeated Democratic rival Archie Parnell in South Carolina’s 5th District special election to fill the seat previously held by President Donald Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney.
Voters in Georgia’s 6th congressional district head to the polls today in what has become a nationally watched contest between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. Polling for the race to fill the House seat previously held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in a once-safe Republican district shows the candidates neck and neck.
Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers, said “the president has not been and is not under investigation” by the special counsel looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump previously said on Twitter that he is “being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!”
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise – along with a House staffer, lobbyist and Capitol Police officer – “an attack on all of us.” In addition to the show of unity at the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Game, lawmakers raised concerns about their own security and that of their district offices.
President Donald Trump today heads to Miami, where he is expected to announce a major rollback of the Obama administration’s policies toward Cuba that eased previous business and travel restrictions.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is in critical condition after Wednesday morning’s shooting in Alexandria, Va., that injured four other people. Doctors said Scalise will require additional surgeries after a bullet pierced his hip and damaged organs, causing “severe bleeding.”
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was one of several people shot Wednesday morning during a congressional baseball game practice in Alexandria, Va. He is said to be in stable condition at a hospital in Washington.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify publicly this afternoon before the Senate Intelligence Committee. It will be his first public appearance before a congressional committee since he recused himself from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation.