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United States Senate Republicans start their version of Obamacare repeal

Refusing to go any further to regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans, House Speaker Joe Straus said on Friday that the House will not appoint members to negotiate with the Senate on its proposed compromise on a "bathroom bill ".

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GOP senators say report complicates health plan

An earlier version of the bill was pulled before a vote in the House due to lack of support. "Unless you're a healthy millionaire, Trumpcare is a nightmare", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Under the AHCA, the vast majority of Americans would be even more at the mercy of the for-profit health insurance companies, which would be freed from numerous restrictions imposed under Obamacare.

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Events mark Memorial Day weekend

Retired Navy Veteran Tony Arrigo will offer a prayer and Flanagan American Legion Post 456 will conduct the military portion of the service. Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Delta, and Elizabeth Benn of the Council of Veterans Programs are featured speakers at 1 p.m.

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Gov. Abbott addresses calls for special session

Jason Dunnington. "If you take that bill and you send it back with a half billion [dollars], it results in cuts because of the formula changes we made", Bernal says. After significant debate Wednesday, the Senate voted 18-13 to raise the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7.25 percent, then cut all income-tax rates next year with a goal of eventually ending them.

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Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes for violence against reporter

Jacobs did not suffer any significant injuries in the incident, but said his glasses were broken. Members of the supportive crowd shouted, "You're forgiven". Greg Gianforte (left), Donald Trump (right). WASHINGTON (AP ) - Republicans and Democrats found cause for optimism Friday even as the GOP candidate, facing last-minute assault charges, held onto Montana's sole House seat.

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Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

Trump's budget assumes the Republican health care bill becomes law. "The CBC budget works to strengthen our economy by making meaningful investments in education, transportation and infrastructure, the environment, scientific research and maintains a strong social safety net that protects our most vulnerable".