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Vice President Mike Pence and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney came to Capitol Hill late Monday to attend a meeting of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, hours after hosting members of the moderate Tuesday Group at the White House for a health-care focused discussion. Several Freedom Caucus members said afterward that they were newly optimistic that a deal could be struck.
President Donald Trump’s attempt to resurrect his failed Obamacare repeal plan is already facing long odds on Capitol Hill. A renewed bid by the White House to unite fractious Republicans around the bill — left for dead a week ago — briefly raised expectations that a deal was imminent.
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Imperial Garden Apartments located at One Imperial Blvd. on Wednesday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m. The event marks the completion of a $11.5 million renovation of the 300-unit affordable family housing apartment complex, which was built in 1985. Federal, state and local officials, including U.S. Rep.
Congressman Scott DesJarlais voted Monday night to condemn North Korean aggression and to re-affirm the United States’ commitment to national security and that of its regional allies.
In Rep. Scott DesJarlais' district, some residents are cheering the demise of the revised national health care law bitterly opposed by the House Freedom Caucus, of which DesJarlais is a member.
Rep. Scott DesJarlais reintroduced a bill earlier this month that would prohibit the use of federal funds to support local programs that target FDA-regulated and lawfully marketed foods and beverages. The measure is aimed at some of the anti-obesity funds that were used in the past to fund soda tax and similar lobbying campaigns.
Defying President Donald Trump on the seven-year Republican Party promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" sounds like political suicide, especially in the congressional districts Trump won handily.
Some residents in Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ district are cheering the demise of the revised national health care law bitterly opposed by the House Freedom Caucus, of which DesJarlais is a member.
Republicans have had the weekend to think about what it means that they failed in their years-long process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, after they were forced to pull their replacement bill Friday. And they have decided that they want to another shot at it, though they wouldn't elaborate on the timeline of such an effort or what priority it would take.
House Freedom Caucus conservatives who brought down the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill are divided over whether they should try to force a floor vote on a repeal-only bill with a procedural tool that could put their GOP colleagues in a bind. Rep.