President Donald Trump demanded that House Republicans vote on their health care bill today, despite uncertainty about whether it has enough votes to pass. After meetings into the evening, leaders rolled out changes meant to woo conservatives and moderates alike.
House Republican leaders are in a battle with conservatives who are opposed to their health care legislation, and one side may emerge victorious today. The House is expected to vote on the measure this evening even though it is not clear the bill has enough support to pass.
On his second day of confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch stressed his independence from President Donald Trump. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Gorsuch’s confirmation vote should be delayed because of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe of alleged ties between the Russian government and Trump’s presidential campaign.
House Republicans revealed changes to their health care bill meant to win over conservatives ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to their conference meeting today. But the conservative House Freedom Caucus is still withholding its support.
Judge Neil Gorsuch will face lawmakers for public questioning today as his Supreme Court confirmation hearing begins in the Senate Judiciary Committee. While Republicans say his nomination will sail through, Democrats are likely to target him with questions on issues like President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
President Donald Trump unveiled his fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint. Along with proposed cuts to foreign aid and the Department of Energy, the proposal would roll back funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, cut funding for the National Institutes of Health and implement large cuts across the government to fund defense and security increases.
President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2018 was not well received by many congressional Republicans. Even with its proposed hike in defense spending, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Trump’s budget could not pass the GOP-controlled Senate.
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal 2018 calls for a hike in spending on defense and security paid for by large cuts elsewhere, including to the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.
A leaked copy of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return shows that he paid $36.6 million in federal taxes on an income of $153 million and wrote off about $100 million in losses. The White House confirmed the tax return’s authenticity.
The Congressional Budget Office released its score of the House GOP’s health care plan, saying it would lead to 24 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade amid a $337 billion cut to the federal deficit. An internal White House document predicts 26 million people would lose coverage under the plan.