Lawmakers are giving themselves a one-week extension on spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills.
After a historic Senate showdown, Neil Gorsuch will be sworn into the Supreme Court in two separate ceremonies Monday.
Lawmakers of both parties bemoaned the long-term implications for the Senate, the court and the country.
Sen. Mitch McConnell said he had the votes necessary to change Senate rules and thwart the Democratic filibuster in a showdown.
The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP leaders looked to President Donald Trump…
President Donald Trump gave Republican congressional leaders a rallying cry and even a roadmap as they try to push through a sweeping and divisive agenda on health care, taxes and more.
Divided congressional Republicans are seeking unity from President Trump on key issues like health care when he delivers his remarks on Feb. 28.
Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency.
"It's clear that in the early months it's going to be a Republicans-only exercise," the Kentucky senator said at a news conference before lawmakers left for a weeklong President's Day recess.
It's not clear whether the $12 to $15 billion price tag would be added to the deficit, or whether Congress would offset the cost some other way.
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