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Paul Ryan: Trump’s refugee ban does not target Muslims

GOP aides said it is not uncommon to prioritize refu­gee requests on the basis of religious persecution. However, Muslims have suffered more in the Syrian civil war than others.

Behind closed doors, Republican lawmakers fret about how to repeal Obamacare

A secret recording of a closed GOP meeting reveals a party facing sharp internal concerns about its quick push to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans prepare to hear from Trump, hash out health-care plans

President and vice president will address members of Congress today in Philadelphia.

Republicans set aggressive agenda on health care, regulations and tax reform

Plans call for repealing major portions of the Affordable Care Act, passing replacement measures and embarking on a major tax code overhaul.

At their annual retreat, Hill Republicans want answers. Will Trump give them?

Looming over the gathering in Philadelphia are questions about policy details, how much of their agenda Trump will support — how much leverage they actually have with the president.

Key House committee will hold hearings on first Obamacare replacement bills next week

A key House committee will introduce legislation and hold a pair of hearings on key policy topics: lowering insurance costs and reforming Medicaid — the first pieces of the GOP health-care replacement plan.

Senate set to confirm two Trump Cabinet nominees Friday; others will wait

Senate Democrats agreed to hold confirmation votes Friday for Gen. James Mattis and Gen. John F. Kelly, tapped respectively to lead the departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

Congressional Black Caucus chair says he will attend the Trump inauguration

“My attendance is in no way an endorsement of the President-elect or the destructive, divisive rhetoric that has defined him throughout his campaign and transition,” said Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.).

House Democrats to Donald Trump: ‘The women of America are watching’

A letter set to be delivered to Trump on Thursday urges the soon-to-be president to oppose GOP plans in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding.

Republicans look to avoid YouTube moments in fight over Obamacare repeal

Lawmakers are turning to Facebook and telephone town halls in apparent bid to avoid repeating the testy town halls of 2009.

Hill Republicans move full speed ahead with push to slash Obama-era rules

Congress is poised to undo key environmental and labor rules soon after Trump’s inauguration.

The Koch network’s new agenda: Familiar ideas and much higher expectations

Americans for Prosperity’s new legislative agenda suffuses familiar ideas with newly raised expectations.

Priebus to Obama: ‘Step up’ and quiet Democrats who question Trump’s legitimacy

Priebus rejected Democrats’ comparisons to Trump’s own well-publicized doubts about Obama’s eligibility to serve.

News conferences could be moved from White House, Priebus says

Priebus spoke on ABC’s “This Week” hours after Esquire magazine published a report that suggested that the media could be permanently evicted from their longtime space in the White House itself to other buildings nearby.

Congress readies to begin Obamacare repeal process

House set to vote to allow the use of special rules that will allow Republicans to roll back the Affordable Care Act without Democratic cooperation.

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