Jamie Dupree – WSB Radio  Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider 5534 items Results 1 – 10 of 5534 next

Jamie Dupree – WSB Radio 

Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider
5534 items

Results 1 – 10 of 5534 next >

DIFFICULT ROAD AHEAD IN CONGRESS FOR BILL TO SLOW LEGAL IMMIGRATION INTO U.S.

  • 11:02 pm Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
  • Comments (1)

Despite a very big public boost from President Donald Trump and White House officials, a plan to scale back on legal immigration into the United States, and to emphasize more highly skilled workers, faces a tough fight in the Congress, as key Republican Senators quickly signaled their disagreement with the plan.

“The President is all behind this,” Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) told me a few hours after he joined with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and the President at the White House on their bill, nicknamed the “RAISE” Act.

“This was a landmark event to get started on an issue that was a [More]

TRUMP SIGNS INTO LAW BIPARTISAN RUSSIAN SANCTIONS BILL

  • 10:51 am Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
  • Comments (1)

Faced with a near unanimous message from both parties in Congress, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that steps up economic sanctions against Russia, which included provisions that would prevent the President from relaxing sanctions put into place by the Obama Administration, in retaliation for Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

Mr. Trump held no signing ceremony for the bill, which also included new sanctions against Iran and North Korea. In a written statement, he expressed his displeasure with the details of the measure.

“While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior [More]

TRUMP STILL PUSHING FOR GOP HEALTH CARE BILL, AS SENATE LEADERS EMBRACE HEARINGS

  • 7:42 am Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by Jamie Dupree

While Republicans in the Senate have announced plans for bipartisan hearings on health care beginning when Congress returns to work after Labor Day, the White House is making clear that President Donald Trump continues to look for more immediate answers on a GOP health care bill that would involve getting only a majority of Republican votes in the Senate, as he meets Wednesday afternoon with one key GOP lawmaker, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio.

Portman has made clear to reporters in recent days that while last week’s defeat of the GOP ‘skinny’ bill was a setback, he’s not ready to give [More]

BIG SHIFT ON HEALTH CARE, AS SENATE REPUBLICANS OPT FOR SEPTEMBER HEARINGS

  • 3:50 pm Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
  • Comments (1)

Unable to find a 50th vote for a GOP plan to overhaul Obamacare, Republicans on Tuesday announced they would hold hearings in the Senate after Labor Day, in hopes of spurring a bipartisan agreement in Congress on short term plans to stabilize markets for individual insurance policies, just before insurance companies set their premiums for 2018.

“We will hear from state insurance commissioners, patients, governors, health care experts and insurance companies,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

“For the short term, the proposal is by mid-September to see if we can agree [More]

LITTLE MOVEMENT ON HEALTH CARE AS GOP TALK PIVOTS TO TAX REFORM

  • 10:53 pm Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Jamie Dupree

As Senators returned to work on Capitol Hill for the first time since last week’s defeat of a bare bones GOP bill to overhaul the Obama health law, there was no indication of an immediate attempt by Republicans to rush a new proposal forward for a vote, as party leaders and rank and file GOP lawmakers started talking more about a major push on tax reform later this year.

“I’m now moving on to tax,” said Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), who like other Republicans expressed frustration with last week’s defeat on health care, but said that until one of three GOP [More]

SCARAMUCCI OUSTED AS WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR

  • 2:59 pm Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Jamie Dupree

The staff changes and upheaval continued at the White House on Monday, as White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was pushed out of his post after less than two weeks on the job, and just hours after President Donald Trump welcomed his new Chief of Staff, former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

Scaramucci, who had been brought into the White House just two Fridays ago, on July 21, had been grabbing the headlines repeatedly in that time, most notably with a profanity-laced interview with the New Yorker magazine, as the hedge fund financier evidently fell from grace in no time.

After getting [More]

SENATE BACK AT WORK WITH NO OBVIOUS PATH TO GOP HEALTH CARE DEAL

  • 11:12 pm Sunday, July 30th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
  • Comments (1)

President Trump turned up the heat on Republican Senators this weekend, using Twitter to voice his frustration and displeasure at the failure of the GOP to get a bill through the Senate that overhauls the Obama health law, but at this point there is no obvious magic formula to solve what Republicans have called a “Rubik’s Cube” on health care reform.

Here’s the latest from Capitol Hill on the health care debate:

1. No path forward on health care at this point. The U.S. Senate was supposed to be gone from Washington, D.C. this week, but while the House has left until [More]

TRUMP EXPRESSES FRUSTRATION, PRESSES SENATE TO ACT ON HEALTH CARE

  • 6:00 am Sunday, July 30th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree

President Trump on Saturday repeatedly used Twitter to urge Republicans in the Senate to keep trying to reach agreement on a bill to change the Obama health law, threatening to unilaterally end payments the federal government makes to insurance companies that help pay for sub


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailby feather