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House vote on Obamacare vote delayed, says senior Republican aide

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:00:37 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Thursday delayed a vote on legislation to begin dismantling Obamacare as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress labored to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new federal healthcare policy, according to a senior House Republican aide.

Republican Nunes apologizes over handling of Trump surveillance claim

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:48:51 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee apologized on Thursday for the way he handled sensitive allegations about U.S. spy agency surveillance of President Donald Trump's team.

Senate confirms Trump nominee to be Israel envoy

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:56:15 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, an outspoken bankruptcy lawyer aligned with the Israeli right.

Top Senate Democrat promises fight to block Trump high court pick

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:17:14 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Democrat on Thursday pledged to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Republican President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight and change the way the Senate does business.

U.S. Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:50:08 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc .

U.S. agency says Trump's Washington hotel meets conflict-of-interest rules

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:49:20 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The luxury Trump International Hotel in Washington does not violate federal conflict-of-interest rules that bar elected officials from taking part in a lease of federal property, the U.S. General Services Administration said on Thursday.

House intelligence panel has yet to see new surveillance evidence: Democrat

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:53:50 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the House intelligence committee have not yet seen the material on the incidental surveillance of Donald Trump's transition team the panel's chairman discussed publicly, a Democrat on the committee said on Thursday.

Republican Rep. Brooks: 30-40 Republican 'no' votes on health bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:58:21 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Mo Brooks said he believed up to 40 Republicans still opposed their party's healthcare legislation on Thursday, while the chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means committee said he was not sure when a vote would be taken.

Senior House Democrat says Republicans short of votes on healthcare bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:54:24 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday it was clear Republicans were falling short in their effort to secure votes to pass their healthcare bill, and said he doubted they would succeed.

Senate panel presses SEC nominee Clayton on conflicts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:35:43 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats' charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many SEC votes.