GOP Legislative Agenda Stalled Amid Ideological Divides - NBC Connecticut
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

GOP Legislative Agenda Stalled Amid Ideological Divides

That dynamic has stymied the GOP on health care, an issue that appeared simple for the past seven years on the campaign trial and when Trump promised it would be done "on day one"

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    McConnell: Effort to Repeal, Replace 'Obamacare' Will Fail

    After the third and fourth Republican senators said they cannot vote for the latest GOP health care bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., admitted the bill will not be successful. (Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017)

    Despite having control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, Republicans are struggling to pass major aspects their legislative agenda and face many issues that interfere with the party's ability to govern, NBC News reported.

    In Congress, Republicans face differences within party on health care reform, a dynamic that threatens to intrude on other major issues like the federal budget. At the White House, President Donald Trump has been fixated on investigations, leaving him an ineffective chief spokesperson for the party and their ideas.

    Party unity on key issues has proven elusive for a party with widespread ideologies, ranging from northeast centrists to religious conservatives, fiscal conservatives and small-government libertarians.

    That dynamic has stymied the GOP on health care, an issue that appeared simple for the past seven years on the campaign trial and when Trump promised it would be done "on day one."

    Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers

    [NATL] Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Senator Jeff Flake's speech on the senate floor was made due to low poll numbers than an actual sincere criticism of President Trump. Sanders also talked about Steve Bannon's lawyer relaying information from the House Intelligence committee's questions to his client directly back to the White House, saying it is "standard procedure."

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018)