Republicans

CBO: 14 Million People Could Lose Coverage Under GOP Health Bill

Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The estimate is a blow to Republicans. Monday’s estimate by the Congressional Budget Office says the number of uninsured would grow to 24 million by 2026. The projections give fuel to opponents who warn the measure…

GOP Running into Opposition from GOP on Tax Overhaul

House Republicans face opposition to their plan to overhaul the way corporations pay federal taxes from a powerful group of lawmakers – other Republicans. The Senate’s No. 2 Republican and the chamber’s top Republican tax-writer have both been critical. And President Donald Trump says he doesn’t love it. The House GOP plan would scrap the 35 percent tax on corporate…

Democrats Extol Health Care Law In Bid To Derail GOP Repeal

Senior House Democrats are extolling the benefits of President Barack Obama’s health care law in hopes of derailing Republican plans to gut the statute. Speaking to reporters Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the GOP will begin its “assault” on the law when the 115th Congress convenes Tuesday. She says abolishing so-called Obamacare as Republicans have promised will force…

Record 3.3 Million Voters Registered in Alabama

The secretary of state’s office says a record 3.3 million voters are now registered in Alabama. A statement released by Secretary of State John Merrill on Monday says more than 584,000 voters have been registered. Merrill credits the record number of voters to a combination on online registration, a mail-in program and a partnership with the state law enforcement agency….

Bentley Impeachment Committee to Hire Special Counsel

A committee probing the possible impeachment of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is hiring special counsel to lead the investigation. The House Judiciary Committee will meet Friday to discuss and approve the appointment. The committee is looking into whether there are grounds to impeach the Republican governor in the wake of a sex-tinged scandal involving a former top aide. This will…