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Nation Jan 30GOP moves to undo Obama rules protecting streams from coal mines
Congressional Republicans are moving swiftly to repeal Obama administration regulations aimed at better protecting streams from coal mining debris.
Politics Jan 24President Trump inherits stable economy, Congressional report says
The new estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office say the economy will hold relatively steady.
Politics Jan 12Congress to take first step toward dismantling Obamacare
But Republicans are not close to agreement among themselves on what any replacement for the health care law would look like.
Politics Jan 05Ryan: GOP to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood in Obamacare repeal
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans would slash federal dollars for Planned Parenthood as part of the GOP effort to repeal the health care law.
Politics Dec 22Senate Democrats want more info from Trump’s Cabinet picks
Top Democrats on Senate committees responsible for vetting President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees said his picks should not advance to a Senate vote without responding to "reasonable requests for additional information."…
Politics Dec 18Trump action on health care could cost Planned Parenthood
One of President-elect Donald Trump's first acts next year could come on Republican legislation to cut off taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood.
Politics Dec 09Senate passes stop-gap spending to avert government shutdown
The vote was 63-36 and sent the stop-gap spending bill to President Barack Obama for his signature ahead of a midnight deadline.
Politics Dec 07Congress approves bipartisan, $6.3 billion biomedical bill
WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Barack Obama bipartisan legislation Wednesday to beef up research on cancer and other diseases, battle drug abuse and speed government approvals of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. By 94-5, the Senate sent the measure to President…
Politics Nov 22Will Trump’s big agenda put GOP budget goals out of reach?
President-elect Donald Trump promises big tax cuts, a border wall and massive spending on infrastructure. That's a recipe for bigger deficits that fiscally minded conservative Republicans have railed against during President Barack Obama's tenure.
Politics Nov 14What’s on Congress’ lame duck to-do list?
Donald Trump's election will reset the balance of power in Washington, but until noon on Jan. 20, President Barack Obama decides what can become law.