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The payments will help to avoid the real possibility that millions of Americans will literally have zero options for insurance in the individual market in 2018.feedback
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Jun 20 2017
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Apr 06 2017 - SCOTUS

If they're able to do that, that would demonstrate that the Senate is functioning and that they're working together as leaders. And it would be a good way to end this chapter and start another one.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - SCOTUS

If they were looking for 10 different ways to get off to a bad start, this would be 11.feedback

Apr 05 2017

My hope is that you will help move the agency forward so that America's patients benefit from the remarkable discoveries our nation's researchers are working on.feedback

Mar 31 2017 - Affordable Care Act

Urgent action is needed. In the Knoxville area where I live, the one remaining insurance company on the Affordable Care Act exchange has pulled out for the year 2018. So it is a near certainty that there will be zero insurance options for Tennesseans who live there and buy their insurance on the exchange.feedback

Mar 30 2017

The issue for workers today is not whether they belong to a union, it is whether they have the skills to adapt to the changing marketplace and to create, find, or keep good-paying jobs.feedback

Mar 29 2017

Those probably will include some more spending for defense and some more spending for border security.feedback

Mar 27 2017

I remain concerned that continuing to support the ITER project would come at the expense of other Office of Science priorities that the Department of Energy has said are more important – and that I consider more important.feedback

Mar 08 2017

He keeps coming to lunch after lunch. He's always around, and his style is low-key. He doesn't overstate his case.feedback

Mar 06 2017

We said to the department, You can't tell states exactly what to do about fixing low-performing schools. That's their decision.' This rule does that.feedback

Mar 03 2017

Well, Sen. Paul is a valuable member of the committee and I think I'll give him a call and see if he'd like to have more information. He and his staff have been briefed about the bill. He's had a chance to attend all the same meetings the rest of the senators have. So if he feels like he needs more information I'll be happy to give it to him.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I've never seen a process that is open and consulted since I've been here.feedback

Mar 02 2017

The whole point of yesterday's meeting was so members could hear about the bill and to make their suggestions about it while there's still time to make substantial changes.feedback

Feb 17 2017

Mr. Acosta's nomination is off to a good start because he's already been confirmed by the Senate three times.feedback

Feb 15 2017

I've arranged for senators on the committee to see that ... I thought that was a reasonable request. No reason not to see it. That happened 27 years ago. His former wife has said it was all not true. She has reiterated that in a heartfelt letter to members of the committee and has been willing to talk to members of the committee so I don't think that's an issue.feedback

Feb 07 2017

She has been a leader in the movement for public charter schools – the most successful reform of public education during the last 30 years. And she has worked tirelessly to help low-income children have more choices of better schools.feedback

Feb 07 2017

She has been a leader in the movement for public charter schools – the most successful reform of public education during the last thirty years. And she has worked tirelessly to help low-income children have more choices of better schools.feedback

Feb 07 2017

Since Mr. Puzder reported his mistake and voluntarily corrected it, I do not believe that this should disqualify him from being a cabinet secretary.feedback

Feb 07 2017

Based upon what I've learned, since Mr. Puzder reported his mistake and voluntarily corrected it, I do not believe that this should disqualify him from being a cabinet secretary.feedback

Feb 03 2017

Teachers have more freedom and parents have more choices, they are public schools and Betsy Devos is in the forefront of helping create that opportunity for public education. We will be swapping a national school board for what she believes in, which is a local school board.feedback

Feb 02 2017

Mrs. DeVos believes in our children, their teachers and parents – she believes in the local school board instead of the national school board. She's committed to public education, and there's no better example of that than her work on the most important reform of public schools in the last 30 years – public charter schools.feedback

Jan 21 2017

Allow states more flexibility to determine the essential health benefits ... that's probably the single most important step that could be taken to create a market where more insurers are likely to sell policies.feedback

Jan 18 2017

It's about working forward with long-term solutions for everyone.feedback

Jan 18 2017

We don't believe in replacing a failed Washington, D.C., health-care [plan] without our own health-care plan.feedback

Jan 18 2017

Betsy DeVos, in my opinion, is on our children's side.feedback

Jan 18 2017

I thought that was a very interesting observation and I'm going to wait until I see his plan in February.feedback

Jan 17 2017

She is on the side of our children.feedback

Dec 01 2016 - Obamacare

Trying to deal with the solvency issues in Medicare at the same time falls into the category of biting off more than you can chew ... a little humility here would be in order, we can't do everything at once and we shouldn't try.feedback

Nov 29 2016

It's a very important and attractive piece of legislation. I anticipate a big vote.feedback

Nov 21 2016

We want to be the rescue party instead of the party that pushes millions of Americans who are hanging by the edge of their fingernails over the cliff.feedback

Jun 14 2016

We do not have a nominee until after the convention. That's what you say.feedback

May 24 2016

We should call this the 'Only the Rich Retire' rule.feedback

Jan 28 2016

The task force would "set the stage for the Senate to get a bipartisan result.feedback

Feb 26 2010

We've come to the conclusion that we don't do comprehensive well. Our country is too big, too complicated, too centralized for Washington – a few of us here – to write a few rules about remaking 17 percent of the economy all at once.feedback

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