House backs step to ditch health act Friday's roll-call vote was preceded by debate in which Democrats praised ... House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the health care law was "so arrogant and so contrary to our founding principles" and had not delivered on Obama's promises to lower costs ... 01/13/2017 - 6:11 pm | View Link
House Roll Call: Health Care The 227-198 roll call Friday by which the House passed a budget that eases passage of a future Republican bill dismantling, rewriting Obama health care law. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 0 Democrats and 227 Republicans. 01/13/2017 - 10:36 am | View Link
House joins Senate in major step to revoke Obamacare Washington — Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul ... party-line 227-198 roll call to approve a budget ... 01/12/2017 - 4:00 pm | View Link
House GOP Hails Pence as Obamacare Slayer House Republicans on Wednesday cast Vice President-elect Mike Pence as a conservative white knight uniquely qualified to dismantle the 2010 health care law ... the vice president-elect,” Meadows told Roll Call. “When we look at this is a comprehensive ... 01/5/2017 - 10:10 am | View Link
How Democrats (and one Republican) protested (or protest-voted) the speaker of the House roll call “Because health care is a right, not a privilege ... Boehner, leaving a little suspense about whether he could secure the votes. This year's roll call saw only four House members protest-vote for someone besides their party leaders. 01/3/2017 - 6:35 am | View Link
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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt sat before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing as President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. As Oklahoma's top litigator, Pruitt has sued the very agency he now seeks to lead several times, and during his hearing Wednesday he said he intends to use the EPA to regulate through "cooperative federalism."
Some Republican senators questioning Pruitt echoed his view that the public distrusts the EPA due to overreach and over-regulation.
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) faced intense questioning from Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Wednesday over his decision to purchase Innate Immunotherapeutics stock after a conversation with Rep. Chris Collins (R-N. Y.). "Rep. Price, recent press reports about your investments in the Australian biotech company, Innate Immunotherapeutics, raise some curious questions about your judgments, and I want to review the facts," Murray began.
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S. C.), President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U. S. ambassador to the United Nations, declined to commit to staying aboard the Paris Agreement when pressed at her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday. Haley insisted climate change would always be "on the table," but said the U. S. also must consider whether it would put industries "at peril" by supporting efforts that may impose additional regulations or restrictions.
Donald Trump's nominee for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, distanced himself from the president-elect Wednesday by stating firmly, "I do not think climate change is a hoax."
The statement, though, is unlikely to do much to ease concerns on the left or those held by protesters in the building.
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for health and human services secretary, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), stressed the vitality of "choice" while promising health care access for "every single American" in his Senate hearing Wednesday.
Price laid out his six principles for health care, including "affordability, accessibility, quality, responsiveness, innovation, and choices." "No one is interested in pulling the rug out from anybody," he said, addressing many Americans' concerns about losing their insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
Many on the left were unimpressed by his promises, though, with both Sen.
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S. C.), President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U. S. ambassador to the United Nations, slammed the U. N. for its "bias" against "our close ally" Israel during her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, and vowed to take a stand against those biases if confirmed. "I will never abstain when the U.