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A new health care bill passed the House in May, but the Senate has yet to take up the proposal. The American Health Care Act would also roll back coverage for millions of North Carolinians. It finds that the states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the ACA will see the most job losses, as they will face the steepest funding cuts. "We are proud to join with our partners in the health field to call on the Senate to reject this approach and to protect access to health care coverage".
  • Suspect in Virginia shooting in custody

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    They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats . Mika's family released a statement Wednesday saying he had been shot multiple times and was in critical condition. Earlier :US politician, Steve Scalise , has been shot at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria , Virginia, congressional officials said.
  • Congressman Steve Scalise And Others Shot At Baseball Field In Alexandria, VA

    Congressman Steve Scalise And Others Shot At Baseball Field In Alexandria, VA

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    Susan Griffiths, a spokeswoman at the George Washington University Hospital, said two people from the shooting were being treated at the hospital, both in critical condition. Rep. Roger Williams , R-Texas, said one of his staff members was shot and is receiving medical attention. Brooks described chaotic scenes after Scalise was shot.
  • House Committee Drafts Latest State Budget Option

    House Committee Drafts Latest State Budget Option

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    In a joint statement, the three Republican members of the Senate said GOP senators never wavered from their stance on income tax reform or the budget. "They're certainly not desired, but spending reductions had to be made somewhere". Several Senate Democrats criticized the cuts, calling them "draconian".
  • Attorney General Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

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    FOR A tense two hours on June 13th Jeff Sessions , the attorney general, faced questions before the Senate intelligence committee about his dealings with Russian officials during the election campaign previous year. Sessions: The policy that goes beyond just the attorney general. Sessions continued to insist that he could both recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation investigation and support the dismissal of Comey as the FBI director.
  • Hundreds protest Sharia law in Houston, nationwide

    Hundreds protest Sharia law in Houston, nationwide

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    CAIR urged Americans to participate in one of several local educational events being organized in "a peaceful challenge to Saturday's hate rallies". Those who showed up as counter-protesters did say they do not support the extremist views of Shariah law, but everyone has the right to practice whatever religion they want.
  • Top GOP lawmaker wounded; gunfire at baseball practice

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    The Illinois man who shot a Republican congressman and several other people Wednesday while they practiced baseball outside the nation's capital had a number of run-ins with police in recent years, including arrests for battery, resisting arrest and drunken driving.
  • Trump to make statement from White House on Scalise shooting

    Trump to make statement from White House on Scalise shooting

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    Trump said all of them are in stable conditions. Rep. Mia Love, who plays in a separate women's congressional softball game, tweeted that she was concerned for her colleague and those injured. In a post on Twitter , Wenstrup said, "Capitol police and emergency responders reacted swiftly and courageously - we are grateful for their presence".
  • Multiple People Shot During Congressional Baseball Practice

    Multiple People Shot During Congressional Baseball Practice

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    According to reports , Hodgkinson is 66 years old and has an IL driver's license. "Cindy's and my thoughts and prayers are with Whip Scalise, the staff, the Capitol Police officers, and the family and friends of those hurt". Rep. "So we were really literally crying for help, and help did finally arrive". Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who was at the practice, said that it would have been a "massacre" if it weren't for the fearless actions of Capitol Hill police officers, who were present as ...
  • Republican House Whip Steve Scalise Reportedly Shot In Virginia

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    Steve Scalise and several others has been identified as an IL man named James. Williams said the gunman has been detained. The Alabama Republican said he used his belt as a tourniquet to help one of the victims. A few minutes later, shots rang out, DeSantis said. "It's an active scene". "There was not a whole lot we could do". At least five people were injured when a gunman opened fire Wednesday on a group of Republican lawmakers gathered to practice for an upcoming charity baseball ...
  • Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died

    Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died

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    In his successful 2014 bid to become majority whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep... Scalise was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he underwent surgery. Ron DeSantis said he was walking to vehicle with a colleague and described to Fox News an exchange he had with a man, who was unarmed: "There was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there.
  • Tillerson to testify in House as Russia sanctions vote nears

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    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), chairman of the Senate panel that oversees State Department funding, where Mr. Tillerson will testify Tuesday afternoon, said he is deeply concerned about Mr. "I think important we be given sufficient flexibility to achieve the Minsk objectives", he said . In response to the reports, hundreds of business leaders from across the country penned a letter last month to Tillerson urging the administration to support a "strong global affairs budget" to ...