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Past Presidents Required More Than 100 Days To Bag Big Legislative Wins

This week I will be in Washington, D.C., attending Evercore ISI’s Energy Policy & Geopolitics Conference, where I will be visiting senior staff from the White House infrastructure team and House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Democrats, Republicans at odds over sick leave bill

Democrats want to advance a universal sick leave bill despite opposition from Republicans on a legislative committee. The Legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee this week voted 5-4 … Click to Continue »

One of Trumpcare's creators has a hard time defending his work back home

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is one of the leaders responsible for Trumpcare. There are two committees taking the lead, and one of them is his, and he's been right there in the middle of crafting—if you could call it that—the so-far failed plan. Show More Summary

Commerce secretary next up for Senate confirmation questions

The confirmation process for Gov. Roy Cooper's Cabinet secretaries continues with his choice to lead the Commerce Department answering questions. Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland is anticipated before a Senate committee … Click to Continue »

Florida bill banning steroids for greyhounds headed to House

A bill that would ban injecting racing greyhounds in Florida with anabolic steroids is heading to the House floor. The House's Commerce Committee approved HB 743 on Tuesday. Florida is … Click to Continue »

Look at the buyer’s remorse on the GOP health-care bill

Republicans on the Ways and Means and on the Energy and Commerce committees already have cast votes for the America Health Care Act. In the House Budget Committee, all but three Republicans moved the bill along. Strangely, those who supported it don’t seem all that keen about their votes. We noted this week that Rep. […]

CV LOOP: GOP health care bill clears 2nd committee

HEALTH CARE // The House Republican health care bill was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee — the second committee to approve the plan. Democrats tried to stall the procedures with more than a dozen amendments during the 27-hour hearing. http://cvote.it/2nc9WHD HEALTH CARE // Conservatives in the House and Senate who have concerns about the health care [...]

White House celebrates the new jobs report, even though Trump was skeptical of the data before

House committees advance Obamacare repeal plan, but GOP opposition remains March 10, 2017, 6:35 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: A second key House committee, House Energy and Commerce, approved the GOP health planThe health bill was also approved by...

Male Illinois rep asks why men should have to pay for prenatal coverage

In the 27 hours the House Energy and Commerce Committee spent debating Republicans' Affordable Care Act revision plan, a handful of moments stand out. This is one of them. At the start, Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle (Pa.) was talking with Republican Rep. John Shimkus (Ill.) about his objections to...

California GOP leader under consideration for key Department of Justice post

House committees advance Obamacare repeal plan, but GOP opposition remains March 9, 2017, 7:19 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: A second key House committee, House Energy and Commerce, approved the GOP health planThe health bill was also approved by the...

Mexican foreign secretary goes straight to the White House, skips usual channels

House committees advance Obamacare repeal plan, but GOP opposition remains March 9, 2017, 4:41 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: A second key House committee, House Energy and Commerce, approved the GOP health plan The health bill was also approved by...

Chris Hayes to GOP Rep.: ‘Why Are You Rushing So Fast’ on Obamacare Replacement?

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

MSNBC's Chris Hayes faced off with a Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee tonight over why they're "rushing so fast" on the Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan.

GOP Congressman Says Men Shouldn't Have to Pay for Prenatal Care

The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing today to discuss the proposed Trumpcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. In one particularly heated exchange, Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) asked Rep. John Shimkus (R-Illinois) to elaborate on exactly which mandates in Obamacare he finds problematic. Show More Summary

Today in Trumpcare (so far)

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The railroading of our healthcare system continued at breakneck speed Thursday as both the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees finished work on their respective Trumpcare bills, and by "finish work" I mean reject each and...Show More Summary

What opioid crisis? Trumpcare ends mental health, substance abuse treatment for 1.3 million people

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Rep. Joe Kennedy III uncovered one more big scandal with Trumpcare in the House Energy and Commerce committee mark-up of the bill: it ends substance abuse and mental-health coverage that's now used by at least 1.3 million Americans in...Show More Summary

GOP Health Care Bill Moves Ahead, Marines on the Ground in Syria, Bomb Threat at Jewish Children's Museum: P.M. Links

2 months agoNews : Reason

The Republican "repeal and replace Obamacare" bill passed in the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee today. President Trump might have run as a sorta, kinda non-interventionist, but Marines areShow More Summary

Besides the whole killing people thing, Trumpcare has a potentially fatal flaw

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

There are lots of things brewing in the House's version of Trumpcare, which has now passed out of both the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees, that are going to be a big problem for the Senate. Like the newly emerged plan...Show More Summary

Feud breaks out during health care hearing as Republican whines that men have to pay for prenatal care

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) got into a battle with Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) Thursday during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing for the healthcare bill. While discussing the GOP’s new bill, Doyal asked what Shimkus could possibly have a problem with that is mandated in Obamacare. He...

U.S. to host 68-nation anti-Islamic State conference

House committees advance Obamacare repeal plan but GOP opposition remains March 9, 2017, 12:52 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: A second key House committee, House Energy and Commerce, approved the GOP health plan The health bill was also approved by...

Washington, New York states will take Trump to court over the new travel ban

House committees advance Obamacare repeal plan but GOP opposition remains March 9, 2017, 12:11 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: A second key House committee, House Energy and Commerce, approved the GOP health plan The health bill was also approved by...

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