Politics
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Democrats turn attention to healthcare

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/27/19, 11:45 am

WASHINGTON—House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a new plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA), pushing back against the Trump administration’s drive to get courts to strike down President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said at a news conference that the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act would lower health insurance premiums, strengthen protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, and reinstate the ACA advertising and outreach budget.

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Green New Deal fails in Senate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/27/19, 11:40 am

WASHINGTON—Not a single U.S. senator voted for the Green New Deal on Tuesday evening, and most Democrats voted “present” in protest of the procedural vote on the sweeping climate change resolution. Democrats introduced the measure last month to address climate change by moving America to 100 percent “clean, renewable, and zero-emission” energy sources. The deal proposes upgrading or replacing every building in the United States and creating a high-speed rail system to eliminate air travel.

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Parties weigh next steps after Mueller report

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/26/19, 11:51 am

WASHINGTON—Democrats are still coming to terms with the findings (or lack thereof) of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. House Democrats have upped their calls for Attorney General William Barr to release the full Mueller report, as well as its underlying evidence, by April 2.

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