Law and Legislation

Early on Saturday morning, Mr. Pence provided a tiebreaking vote to pass an amendment offered by Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, that would allow people to use up to $10,000 a year from tax-advantaged 529 savings accounts to fund tuition at private and religious K-12 schools or certain educational…

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Senate Republican leaders, who are seeking a major legislative victory before year’s end, hope to bring their tax bill, which differs significantly from the House measure, to a vote after Thanksgiving. But it is unclear whether it has enough support to pass in the narrowly divided chamber. Offering concessions to…

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“We cannot let the actions of a single person define us as a country. It’s not who we are. Instead what truly defines us are the acts of heroism we witnessed after the tragedy,” Mr. Ryan said. Mr. Ryan also said the House has no plans to vote on the…

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Perhaps most important, Senate Republicans have begun to stiffen their spines against Mr. Trump, who has spent the better part of his presidency alternatively ignoring, undermining or outright denouncing the efforts of Congress to legislate. On Thursday, before leaving on a monthlong recess, the Senate set up a system to…

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But Mr. Hayes said that while a strong majority of Republican voters adored Mr. Trump, there are creeping doubts about other administration advisers. Mr. Hayes said that Mr. Scaramucci’s interview with The New Yorker magazine, in which he savaged several White House colleagues in sexually graphic terms, had shocked Republicans…

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In Winterset, Mr. Grassley fanned the flames about so-called death panels, saying, “You have every right to fear.” “We should not have a government program that determines you’re going to pull the plug on Grandma,” Mr. Grassley said then. Photo Senator Susan Collins of Maine provided one of the three…

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The effort by Senate Republican leaders to remake the nation’s health care system — which went well beyond the perimeters of Mr. Obama’s health care law — was in retrospect doomed from the moment it began, even with the wind of an unlikely win in the House at their backs….

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“I want to make sure that with regard to those people who are currently getting coverage under Medicaid expansion, that we have some options for them,” Mr. Portman said. Continue reading the main story Two other Republican senators, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, went on…

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“It’s hard to see how tinkering is going to satisfy my personal concerns,” Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, told reporters. Where Senators Stand on the Health Care Bill A real-time count of every senator’s position. Negotiations on Tuesday that leaders hoped would move senators toward yes only exposed the…

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Mr. McConnell already faced a host of reservations from across the ideological spectrum in his conference. Five Republican senators have said they cannot support the version of the bill that was released last week, and Mr. McConnell can afford to lose only two. Continue reading the main story Before the…

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