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March 30, 2017, 12:38 PM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told a news conference on Thursday he shares President Trump’s frustration with conservative Republicans who prevented passage of a bill that would have partially repealed and replaced Obamacare.
March 30, 2017, 10:50 AM EDT
The Trump administration has asked Congress for $1.4 billion in supplemental spending this year to begin the president’s long-promised border wall, but the money apparently will not be included in must-pass legislation to keep the government funded beyond April 28.
March 30, 2017, 7:58 AM EDT
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, says the Senate investigation into Russian influence on the U.S. election “is one of the biggest investigations that the Hill has seen in my tenure here.”
March 30, 2017, 7:25 AM EDT
The Senate intelligence committee “will go wherever the intelligence leads us,” committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told a news conference on Wednesday, the day before his committee planned to hold a hearing on how Russia tries to influence elections in the United States and around the world.
March 30, 2017, 5:54 AM EDT
Army General Joseph Votel, the head of the U.S. Central Command, told Congress on Wednesday he shares lawmakers’ concerns about Iran’s destabilizing effect in Iraq and the wider Middle East.
March 29, 2017, 11:36 AM EDT
Army General Joseph Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that "there is still much work to be done" to bridge the Sunni-Shi'a divide in Iraq.
March 29, 2017, 9:08 AM EDT
“The death of innocent civilians in war is a terrible tragedy that weighs heavily on all of us,” Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, told a news conference on Tuesday.
March 29, 2017, 8:23 AM EDT
“I would say to the Speaker, to Leader McConnell, and to the president -- drop repeal, drop it today, and drop it for good,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday.
March 29, 2017, 7:10 AM EDT
The House Ways and Means Committee voted 24-16 Tuesday against a Democrat resolution directing the U.S. Treasury Department to gather ten years of Donald Trump’s tax returns and other confidential financial information and then turn it all over to Congress.
March 29, 2017, 5:50 AM EDT
“Is there any chance that a major piece of healthcare legislation will pass the Senate this year?” a reporter asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a news conference on Tuesday.
March 29, 2017, 5:37 AM EDT
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote to send Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate next Monday, and Gorsuch will be confirmed on Friday – period, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a news conference on Tuesday.
March 28, 2017, 11:40 AM EDT
Republican leaders told a Tuesday morning news conference that their resolve to repeal and replace Obamacare has never been stronger.
March 28, 2017, 11:26 AM EDT
“I don’t want us to become a factionalized majority. I want us to become a unified majority,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told a news conference on Tuesday. “And that means we’re going to sit down and talk things out until we get there. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
March 28, 2017, 9:27 AM EDT
Two congressional intelligence committees are examining Russian attempts to interfere with the U.S. election, but Americans are hearing much more about the House probe, as Democrats call for the ouster of Rep. Devin Nunes as chairman of the House intelligence committee.
March 28, 2017, 7:15 AM EDT
The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to take up a resolution this afternoon that directs the Treasury secretary to "provide to the House of Representatives the tax returns and other specified financial information of President Donald J. Trump.”
March 27, 2017, 8:17 AM EDT
“I think the mistake on this past bill was, we didn’t do what the American people sent us here to do, because it wasn’t full repeal,” Rep.  Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday.
March 27, 2017, 7:29 AM EDT
“Ideally, where we should going is to join the rest of the industrialized the world and guarantee health care to all people as a right. And that's why I'm going to introduce a Medicare-for-all single-payer program,” Sander said.
March 27, 2017, 6:58 AM EDT
“You cannot have major changes in major programs affecting things like health care without including Democrats from the very beginning and asking them to be constructive,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential contender, told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
March 27, 2017, 6:14 AM EDT
Democrats did not win the presidency, the House or the Senate last year, but never mind: Democrats are willing to work with Republicans, as long as Republicans go along with Democrats – on health care, tax reform and infrastructure.
March 27, 2017, 5:41 AM EDT
Republicans were unable to pass their repeal-and-partially-replace bill last week, but it’s too early to call defeat, said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Freedom Caucus.