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House GOP Super PAC Pulls Support From Iowa Congressman Who Opposes GOP Health Bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s super PAC is yanking support from a House Republican who pledged to oppose the health-care legislation pushed by President Donald Trump and House GOP leadership.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Urges House GOP to Pass Health Bill

Tom Donohue, the president of the U.S. Chamber of commerce, pleads with lawmakers wavering in their support for the GOP’s health-care overhaul to stick with it if they want a better outcome.

Trump Gave Assurances on Ex-Im Bank, Sen. Heitkamp Says

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said she has been assured by President Donald Trump that he will bring the Export-Import Bank back to full strength, despite campaign statements he made questioning the need for the institution. “We’ve got to get the bank up and running,” Sen. Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat, said at a Wall Street Journal […]

U.S. Lawmakers Complain About China’s Cloud Computing Restrictions

More than 50 U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai raising concerns about China’s restrictions on cloud computing, adding another high-profile technology issue to the list of economic concerns the Trump administration may bring up during an expected visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping.

House Passes Pieces of Health Overhaul’s Promised ‘Third Prong’

One day ahead of a crucial planned vote on their plan to dismantle large swaths of the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans passed two minor pieces of legislation on Wednesday afternoon they touted as the first building-blocks of their replacement health-care system.

Bush State Department Official Confirms Gorsuch’s Account of Waterboarding Dispute

Former State Department official John Bellinger corroborated Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s remarks Tuesday that he pushed back against advocates of waterboarding and other cruel interrogation techniques during the Bush administration.

Gorsuch Recalls Topics of Trump Talk: Abortion Politics and Old Nukes

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gave a glimpse Tuesday of President Donald Trump’s selection process, revealing that the chief executive’s stream-of-consciousness approach to public pronouncements applies as well in private.

Capital Journal: Electronics Banned on Some Flights From Mideast | Gorsuch to Be Grilled | Health Bill Imperiled

Electronics banned on some flights from Mideast; Judge Gorsuch to be grilled; GOP health bill imperiled; more in our morning newsletter.

What’s Next in Judge Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Confirmation Process

Opening statements dominated the first day of confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump's nominee for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. Here's what is expected to happen next in the confirmation process.

Amid Spending Questions, White House Defends Trump’s Golf-Resort Trips

President Donald Trump on Thursday released a budget blueprint calling for sharp cuts to spending on foreign aid, the arts, environmental protection and other areas to pay for a bigger military and more secure border.

Capital Journal: Wiretapping Answers Today? | Gorsuch Hearing Begins | Trump’s Bumps Continue

Wiretapping answers today, Gorsuch hearing begins, Trump's bumps continue, more in our newsletter.

Trump’s Budget Chief Acknowledges Tough Challenge Of Eliminating Budget Deficit

The White House’s budget director said Sunday that the fiscal 2018 budget will have the same level of deficit as projected previously under the Obama administration and noted that the Trump administration will aim to balance the budget within the next 10 years. “We are working on trying to get (the budget) to balance within the ten-year […]

No Handshake at Trump-Merkel Oval Office Photo Op

President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to have a tense first meeting, based on their interaction - or lack thereof - in front of reporters on Friday.

GOP Lawmaker: Trump Should Provide Wiretap Evidence or Apologize to Obama

Rep. Tom Cole, a member of the House GOP leadership, said that President Trump should either produce compelling evidence of his claim that he was wiretapped by the previous administration or else apologize to his predecessor Barack Obama.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Hard Line on North Korea; Budget Rewrite; Tax Break for Trump

Hard line on North Korea; budget rewrite seen; tax break for Trump; more in our daily newsletter.

Chamber of Commerce Chief’s Advice to Companies: Stay Engaged in Tax Debate

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue has a message for companies wary about major tax-policy changes: Stay engaged in the legislative debate or risk getting hit when a deal emerges.

GOP Health Plan Risks Sticker Shock for Trump’s Base

If the House GOP bill were to pass as is, data suggest the suburban/exurban establishment wing of the party would do much better than the rural populist regions that turned out in big numbers for Trump in 2016.

Trump Budget’s Deepest Cuts: Which Agencies Would Be Eliminated

From regional economic development, direct and indirect international aid and support for the arts and humanities, here are the agencies and their missions Mr. Trump aims to ax.

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