health care

Can Republicans and Democrats learn to work together?

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Partisan politics in the U.S. Congress has been on the rise since the 1990s. Continue reading

Senate Republicans release revised version of health care bill

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On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the second version of the GOP’s proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Continue reading

Senate Republicans reveal health care bill, drawing unanimous Democratic opposition

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After weeks of drafting in secret, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the Senate version of the health care bill public on Thursday morning. It shares broad strokes with the House of Representatives bill, whose approval rating is underwater. Continue reading

Senate Democrats increase opposition as secret health care bill picks up steam

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised on June 20, 2017 that a draft of the effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would be available on June 22. So far, the bill has been drafted behind closed doors and Senate Democrats have demonstrated strong opposition, including a late-night talk-a-thon on the Senate floor on June 19. Continue reading

Filibuster, cloture and the nuclear option in the Senate explained

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A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure in which debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended, obstructing progress in a legislative assembly and delaying or even preventing a vote altogether. Continue reading

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