Senate

More than a year ago, Republican leaders in Congress agreed that committees in the House and Senate would investigate Russia’s efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Mr. Graham declared in December 2016, “The first thing we want to establish is, ‘Did the Russians hack into our political…

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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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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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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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President Trump was no help. Without the election of Mr. Trump last year, putting a Republican in the White House, the repeal effort would have been an academic exercise, ending in a certain veto. But Mr. Trump did not prove persuasive in recent days. Photo Senator Susan Collins of Maine…

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But the victory could be fleeting: Senate Republicans still have no agreement on a repeal bill that they can ultimately pass to uproot the law that has provided health insurance to millions of Americans. The Senate is now moving ahead with debate, amendments and ultimately a final vote in the…

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He said he arrived at the meeting late and had been so uninterested in the discussion that he emailed his assistant to ask for her help escaping. Continue reading the main story Mr. Kushner, who gave his statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, said he went to the…

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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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