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Trump Squeezes Skittish 2020 Senate Republicans On Emergency Declaration

Damned if you do, tweeted at if you don’t. President Trump’s continued pressure on Republicans to stand with him on his emergency declaration and rejection of a GOP compromise has put those facing reelection in an impossible position — forcing them to choose between crossing their grudge-holding party leader or risking blowback from voters in their home states. Trump has gone on the warpath against the Republicans who disagree with him on the emergency declaration, increasingly attacking them ...
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More Republicans Cross Furious Trump On Border Emergency Declaration

Two more Senate Republicans pledged Thursday morning to vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration, all but guaranteeing that the Senate will pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s border wall money grab. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) both issued statements on Thursday lambasting Trump’s border wall declaration and pledging to vote with Democrats on an effort to undo the measure. Alexander called Trump’s declaration “dangerous precedent.” “Never before has a ...
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WH On Emergency Declaration: ‘Congress Is Still Unhappy For Some Reason’

White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said Thursday that senators who vote to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency on Thursday — as a majority of the body is expected to do — “stand in opposition to the American people.” In an interview on Fox News, Gidley asserted that, in declaring an emergency in order to obtain more funds than Congress had appropriated for a border wall, “ the President is literally using powers granted by Congress to enforce laws  passed by Congress.”...
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Gaming Out Whether Congress Will Buck Trump On His Emergency Declaration

The House will likely vote Tuesday to overturn President Trump’s emergency declaration. Then things get interesting. Senate Democrats are expected to introduce a near-identical resolution sometime this week, starting a legally mandated countdown that will likely force a Senate vote on the emergency declaration. This could mark the first time a significant number of Senate Republicans rebuke President Trump since he won office. Yet, there are two big questions hanging over the vote, the first ...
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Sen. Casey Snubbed As Trump Bars Him From Bill Signing, Stumps For His Opponent

In a clearly politically motivated snub, President Donald Trump left Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) off the invite list to a signing ceremony for a bill of which Casey is one of the original sponsors. To add insult to injury, Trump will also head out to Pennsylvania this week to bolster Casey’s lagging opponent, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA). As first reported by the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Casey was the primary sponsor on the first update to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act since 2006....
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United States: Deal Or No Deal? Bipartisan ACA Agreement Faces Challenges. (Beltway Buzz - October 20, 2017) - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

A bipartisan agreement forged by senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) that would temporarily restore funding for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) is in limbo
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United States: Deal Or No Deal? Bipartisan ACA Agreement Faces Challenges (Beltway Buzz, October 20, 2017) - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Deal or No Deal? Bipartisan ACA Agreement Faces Challenges. A bipartisan agreement forged by senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) that would temporarily restore .
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Bipartisan Health Care Bill Racks Up Cosponsors Despite Trump Opposition

Since President Trump moved last week to cut off cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurance companies, Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have been furiously whipping votes on their respective sides of the aisle on a bipartisan bill to restore that funding and stabilize Obamacare’s vulnerable individual market. On Thursday, they took to the Senate floor to announce that they have secured 24 co-sponsors: 12 Democrats and 12 Republicans. If all Democrats back the proposa...
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How Trump's Obamacare Sabotage Sets Him Up For His Own Political Misery

President Donald Trump ended the months-long speculation on whether he would end Obamacare insurer subsidies that are the subject of GOP lawsuit, with an announcement Thursday he was ending them immediately, including a payment due this week. While the question of their legality was still being hashed out in court, Trump has made clear his convoluted political reasoning behind ending them: that it would put pressure on Democrats to cooperate with his attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act...
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Republican efforts to repeal and replace America’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) have featured one political miscalculation after another. After six-plus years of basing much of their electoral strategy on repealing Obamacare, the Republicans finally find themselves in control of both houses of Congress and the White House. After more than fifty Republican-led votes to repeal Obamacare—harmless while they were in the opposition—the consequences of repealing Obamac...
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The Enduring Significance of the Defeat of “Repeal and Replace”

     My friends are holding a New Year’s Eve Party tonight to ring in the new federal fiscal year.   At the stroke of midnight, in place of the Times Square ball, what will be dropping is the “reconciliation instruction” that Republicans gave themselves last winter to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The Senate Parliamentarian’s ruling on this makes sense :   that instruction was contained in the budget resolution for fiscal year 2017, and Congress cannot even purport to improve th...
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Shivving Repeal, McCain Tells Congress To Return To Bipartisan Obamacare Fix

In his statement Friday sticking a knife in the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) pleaded with his colleagues—again—to return to following basic Senate lawmaking procedure and work together across the aisle. Specifically, he called for the resumption of negotiations between Democrats and Republicans on a bipartisan fix for Obamacare’s vulnerable markets that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) abruptly called off earlier this week amid GOP fervor for anot...
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They're back!

     Defying the almost universal prediction of political observers, Senate Republicans are again making a concerted effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The lead sponsors of this new effort are Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), a favorite of many liberals for his willingness to criticize President Trump, and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who had previously co-authored a plan to allow states to choose whether to continue the ACA or accept a block grant.   Far from being the moderate...
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GOP senator: Not even 40 votes to repeal

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) says there likely isn't enough Republican support to repeal Obamacare.
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DeVos Declines To Support For-Profit College Accountability Rules

Senate HELP committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and the Trump transition conspired to hold Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing to be Secretary of Education at the bizarre early bird special time of 5 pm. Faced with a billionaire nominee who has financial investments in education companies, has favored privatization over public education, has failed to finalize the necessary paperwork with the Office of Government Ethics prior to her hearing, and has contributed millions to the Republican P...
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Key GOP Chair Is Slowly Getting His Way On Obamacare

On Tuesday night, HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) delivered the most detailed plan yet we've heard from a Republican since the election on how to repeal and replace Obamacare. Read More → [Author: Lauren Fox]
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Key GOP Chair Unveils Most Detailed Plan Yet To Repeal And Replace O'Care

A Senate committee chairman with Obamacare jurisdiction offered the most detailed plan we've seen since the election to repeal and replace the ACA, on the floor of the Senate Tuesday afternoon. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who has long advocated for a "simultaneous" approach to scrapping and replacing the Affordable Care Act, said that Republicans should be focused on repairing Obamacare's exchanges while building a new system to deliv...
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Tennessee Two-Stepping

A potentially very important development this evening on the Obamacare repeal front, as TPM's Lauren Fox reports. HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), a key figure in internal GOP wrangling over repeal and eventual (if ever?) replacement, told reporters on the Hill that Obamacare repeal should come after a replacement is in place and "available" to consumers. At the same time and in a similar vein, Alexander's fellow Tennesseean, Bob Corker, was expressing his frustration that repeal as plann...
Tags: News, Gop, Tennessee, Lauren Fox, Alexander, David Kurtz, Lamar Alexander R TN

McCain Slams Pentagon for Protecting Troops from For-Profit College Abuses

Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain (R-AZ) held a hearing last week for the express purpose of attacking the Defense Department's 2015 decision to temporarily ban the for-profit University of Phoenix from recruiting U.S. military service members. Even though the Pentagon's action was based on significant evidence that the University of Phoenix had engaged in serious recruiting violations on military bases, McCain indignantly slammed the Obama Administration and the Defense Depa...
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Key GOP Senator: The Sooner We Come Up With ACA Replacement The Better

A key Republican senator in the GOP's effort to repeal Obamacare signaled that he was on board for the party's repeal-and-delay plan, but stressed that "the sooner we can come up with a replacement the better." "Our goal is to repeal Obamacare, have a transition period, and then replace it," Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the chair of the Senate Heath, Labor, Education, and Pensions Committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday. "And to do that in an orderly, sensible way that helps people an...
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Key GOP Senator: Repealing And Replacing Obamacare Could Take Years

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) warned Thursday that it could take years to fully repeal and replace Obamacare. Read More → [Author: Lauren Fox]
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United States: Senator Alexander Versus The EEOC – Goal To Reduce Case Backlog - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) takes aim at the EEOC's EEO-1 data collection proposal and systemic litigation efforts through proposed legislation.
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Republicans Move to Hide the Gender Pay Gap

Popular mythology has it that women don't really understand numbers as well as men. That shopworn notion from the 19th century is still harming girls from elementary school on up - female students drop out of the science, math, and tech pipeline around the time they hit junior high. But there's one number women understand very well - the gender pay gap. At 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, the needle hasn't moved in over a decade. Pay Equity Day - the day every year when women catch up w...
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