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Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., have introduced legislation to discourage the use of corporate tax havens.
GOP struggles to move past issue
As folks line up to pose questions, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, speaks during a town hall meeting about health care at La Trinidad United Methodist Church.
WASHINGTON — On the 64th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the art of the deal didn’t work.
Facing a revolt by rank-and-file lawmakers from their party’s right and center, Republican leaders Friday were forced to cancel a vote on long-promised legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, leaving uncertain, at least for now, the GOP’s future plans for health care.
WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday in a major defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency.
AUSTIN (NEXSTAR) — On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to cast a highly anticipated vote on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The new bill has drawn criticism from both parties and has some Republicans concerned that it won’t receive the 216 votes it needs to pass.
A key tool used by college students to apply for financial aid was pulled down by the Internal Revenue Service this month as a result of “criminal activity,” said U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, (D- Texas).
Race, not partisan advantage, was the key to changes made in the maps of three Texas congressional districts, including two in San Antonio.
That was the conclusion of a federal judicial panel that invalidated the three Republican-drawn districts. In a 2-1 ruling, it said the 2011 changes diluted minority votes in violation of the U.S. Voting Rights Act.
The Ways and Means Committee endorsed language rolling back Obamacare fees on health insurers and certain pharmaceutical manufacturers, moving a step closer to advancing the House GOP’s repeal bill.
Democrats on Wednesday used the House Ways and Means Committee's markup of legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare to make another unsuccessful push for the panel to request President Trump's tax returns.
House Republicans on Wednesday began debating a plan to repeal Obamacare amid Democratic accusations that the GOP is jamming through a bill to fulfill a campaign pledge that will rip health care away from millions of Americans.