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5 Months in, GOP Congressional Agenda Is Lagging: Analysis

Congress has just seven weeks left before the beginning of August when lawmakers take five weeks off

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    New estimates from the Congressional Budget Office say about 23 million Americans could lose coverage under the health care bill sponsored by the GOP. (Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017)

    After beginning the year with a long and ambitious list of priorities, the GOP is lagging far behind its expectations for its policy agenda, NBC News reported.

    Republicans are pushing to get the American Health Care Act passed in the Senate, which they say is what will allow them to switch focus to tax reform. They also need to address infrastructure, which was a top agenda item for the president.

    What has dragged on the party's momentum was the slower-than-anticipated confirmations of President Donald Trump's nominees, as well as the ongoing controversy over investigations into Russia meddling in last year's election.

    Congress has just seven weeks left before the beginning of August, when lawmakers take five weeks off. Then the fall agenda will be filled wth funding the government before the new fiscal year on Oct. 1.

    Senate Rejects Repeal Proposal of Affordable Care Act

    [NATL] Senate Rejects Repeal Proposal of Affordable Care Act

    The Senate rejected a bill to undo Obama-era health care reforms in a 55-45 vote Wednesday, just hours after the White House expressed "excitement about the progress" made to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

    (Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017)