Susan Collins


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I don't think that provision should be in the bill. I hope the Senate will follow the lead of the House and strike it. If not, I think we need to fix it by passing two bills, the Alexander-Murray Bill, which will help to stabilize markets and reduce premiums, and a bill I've introduced with Bill Nelson of Florida that would create high-risk pools that would protect people with pre-existing conditions and also help to reduce premiums by 20
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Nov 20 2017
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Nov 14 2017

I personally think that it complicates tax reform to put the repeal of the individual mandate in there. I'm going to wait and

Nov 10 2017

They are both focused on the tax agenda, and I think the president realizes that he needs Mitch in order to accomplish his

Nov 10 2017

Some people feel that they can be more effective in bringing about change from the outside, and I respect that view, but I don't share

Nov 10 2017

As an institution in the aggregate and the whole, it is bad, because we've lost the capacity to bridge the divide between political parties with friendship and

Nov 09 2017

If there is any truth at all to these horrific allegations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as a Senate

Nov 08 2017

I'm not going to comment on what the governor should or should not do. I think it's significant that healthcare was such a prominent issue and I believe when you look at the overwhelming vote in my state (on) the Medicaid expansion that it shows that Republicans need to put forth constructive

Nov 08 2017

Until it is released I've been asked not to comment on the specifics, but it's certainly true that I expressed reservations about having complete repeal of the estate

Nov 06 2017

While I support replacing the individual mandate with an auto enrollment system that allows for a consumer to opt out, it would make it more difficult to pass a tax relief bill if it is combined with a repeal of the individual

Oct 31 2017

The idea that Bob Mueller is going to have the scope of his inquiry constrained, or be otherwise restricted, is really out there. I think that's extremely

Oct 26 2017

It's very much needed in this city right now. It's wonderful that so many people have gathered together in such a civilized way – regardless of political differences or party

Oct 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

I had early on (had a meeting) with members of the president's economic council but mainly I've been talking to my colleagues about

Oct 24 2017

Our government cannot afford to spend more than $300 billion each year in response to severe weather events that are connected to warming waters, which produce stronger

Oct 23 2017 - Climate change

My hope is the administration will take a look at this report and realize there is an economic impact here that is significant. We simply cannot afford the billions of dollars in additional funding that's going to be needed if we do not take into account the consequences of climate

Oct 18 2017 - Obamacare

Now, the White House is sending conflicting

Oct 16 2017 - American politics

They don't want this hyper-partisanship. They want us to work together. And they want us to get things

Oct 16 2017 - Obamacare

I'm very concerned about what the impact is going to be for people. I do believe

Oct 15 2017 - Obamacare

I'm very concerned about what the impact is going to be for people. The funding that is available under the cost-sharing reductions is used to subsidize their out-of-pocket costs. And if they can't afford their deductible, then their insurance is pretty much useless. I do believe

Oct 15 2017 - Obamacare

What the president is doing is affecting the ability of vulnerable people to receive health care right now. This is not a bailout of the insurers. What this money is used for is to help low income people afford their deductibles and their co-pays so that their health care is available to them. These certainly are very disruptive moves that will result in smaller numbers of people being insured, that will make it more difficult for low income people to afford their out of pocket costs, and that will destabilize the insurance

Oct 15 2017 - Obamacare

I am likely a yes on that budget. I very much want to see tax

Oct 13 2017 - American politics

I'm often a bridge between the two sides. So I like playing that role, and there seemed to be fewer and fewer senators who enjoy playing that

Oct 13 2017 - Affordable Care Act

Republican leaders made the same mistake Democrats made in passing the ACA without a single Republican

Oct 13 2017 - American politics

The best way that I can contribute to these priorities is to remain a member of the United States Senate. The institution would suffer in your absence. There are very few who have the ability to bring about positive change, you are such a

Oct 13 2017 - American politics

We must stop allowing partisanship to be the preexisting condition that prevents meaningful healthcare

Oct 13 2017 - American politics

I was 99th in seniority when I was sworn in. I am now 15th. I hold a senior position on the powerful appropriations committee, where I have been able to accomplish a great deal for the people of our

Oct 06 2017

That is not a priority for me as we seek to craft this tax

Oct 05 2017 - American politics

A lot of my colleagues have urged me to

Sep 26 2017 - Affordable Care Act

I think we also ought to focus on the underlying problem of escalating health care costs, which has received very little attention and debate back when the Affordable Care Act was first passed and

Sep 26 2017 - Affordable Care Act

There are many problems in the Affordable Care Act that do need to be fixed. However, it was clear to me that the Graham-Cassidy bill was not the

Sep 26 2017 - Obamacare

So for those reasons, I cannot support the

Sep 25 2017 - American economy

Sweeping reforms to our health care system and to Medicaid can't be done well in a compressed time frame, especially when the actual bill is a moving

Sep 25 2017 - Obamacare

The CBO's analysis on the earlier version of the bill, incomplete though it is due to time constraints, confirms that this bill will have a substantially negative impact on the number of people covered by

Sep 25 2017 - Obamacare

It is very difficult for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this

Sep 25 2017

This is simply not the way that we should be approaching an important and complex issue that must be handled thoughtfully and fairly for all

Sep 24 2017 - Obamacare

I have a number of serious reservations about it. We already have a problem under the Affordable Care Act with the cost of premiums and deductibles. And finally I'm very concerned about the erosion of protections for people with preexisting conditions – like asthma, arthritis, cancer and diabetes – and what it would mean for

Sep 24 2017 - Republican Party

Even over the weekend, I was receiving emails suggesting that the sponsors of the bill are still changing the formula. So it may be difficult for the CBO to do the kind of in-depth analysis that it usually does, but that's what I would like to see before making a formal

Sep 22 2017 - Republican Party

I'm leaning against the bill. I'm just trying to do what I believe is the right thing for the people of

Sep 20 2017 - American politics

It seems that it has many of the same flaws as the bill that we rejected

Sep 20 2017

Those that have asked: 'Where are you? Where are you?' It's not that I'm being evasive. It's that I'm trying to be

Sep 19 2017 - Obamacare

What I found out so far causes me great concern. It seems to have many of the same flaws of the bill that we rejected previously, and in fact it had some additional flaws because there is some language that leads me to believe that people with pre-existing conditions might not be protected. In some states, insurers would still be required to offer them insurance, but rates might well be

Sep 19 2017 - Republican Party

The Maine hospital association has calculated that over the next ten years Maine would receive over $1 billion dollars less in Medicaid and other federal health care spending and that obviously is of great concern to

Sep 12 2017 - Obamacare

Based on the hearings so far, (I) would expect

Aug 03 2017

User fees, where companies fund a portion of the premarket review of their products, account for more than a quarter of all F.D.A. funding, yet the F.D.A.'s authority to collect these fees will expire at the end of next month unless Congress acts. That's the urgency of getting this bill across the finish

Aug 01 2017 - Marijuana

I do not support a national, a federal effort to decriminalize marijuana. We're in the midst of an opioid crisis in this country and I think the last thing we need is for the federal government to send a signal that marijuana should be legalized across this

Aug 01 2017 - Obamacare

Millions of women across the country rely on Planned Parenthood for family planning, cancer screening, and basic preventive health care services. Denying women access to Planned Parenthood not only runs contrary to our goal of letting patients choose the health care provider who best fits their needs, but it also could impede timely access to

Aug 01 2017 - American politics

I'm troubled by the uncertainty that has been created by the administration. The uncertainly of whether that subsidy is going to continue from month to month is clearly contributing to the destabilization of the insurance

Jul 30 2017

I'm troubled by the uncertainty that has been created by the

Jul 30 2017

I do not accept the premise that we should not proceed to reform the

Jul 30 2017

It creates confusion. These are serious issues. When it comes to an issue that has widespread implications, a tweet is not the right way to

Jul 29 2017 - Affordable Care Act

These problems require a bipartisan solution. The Democrats made a big mistake when they passed the ACA without a single Republican vote. I don't want to see Republicans make the same

Jul 28 2017 - Affordable Care Act

Neither party has a monopoly on good ideas, and we must work together to put together a bipartisan bill that fixes the flaws in the ACA and works for all

Jul 28 2017

We talked about how if anyone knew about doing the right thing it was John McCain. It was very

Jul 28 2017

That was the low point. It made me realize that even though I was under a lot of pressure, it didn't compare to what he was going through. It reminded me of how very personal and important health care

Jul 28 2017

All of the sudden someone tapped on my back and it was the vice president. He obviously had heard that John has decided to vote no. He was well aware of my vote and Lisa's position and he was there to talk to John. He said, Boy, are you tough,' but he softened it by putting his arm around me as he said

Jul 27 2017 - Russia

His job as chief law enforcement officer of the country is to abide by the guidelines of the Department of Justice when it comes to cases where he may have a real or perceived conflict of interest, and that's what the attorney general

Jul 26 2017

There are some well-qualified individuals, who otherwise would be inclined to serve, who might be discouraged from doing so given the rift that he has had with one of his most loyal

Jul 26 2017

She is unshakable when it comes to her constituents. She has a spine of

Jul 25 2017

To do that without holding a single hearing on what the implications would be for some of our most vulnerable citizens, for our rural hospitals and our nursing homes, is not an approach that I can endorse, . In my state, the implications of that give me great concern, particularly since we haven't explored in a public

Jul 25 2017

I swear, [the Office of Management and Budget] just went through and whenever there was 'grant,' they just X it out. With no measurement, no thinking about it, no metrics, no nothing. It's just incredibly irresponsible. I don't think he knows there is a [Budget Control Act] or anything. Did you see the picture of him in his pajamas next to this Playboy bunny?feedback

Jul 25 2017

Did you see the one who challenged me to a duel?feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Trumpcare

At times he called for a bipartisan bill, and so I think he'd be fine with a bipartisan

Jul 25 2017 - Trumpcare

In northern Maine, where the (insurance) rates are highest, and the population is older, the information from what I've seen, it (the cost of insurance) would be like a third of their income in some cases. So I'm very concerned about

Jul 25 2017 - American politics

I received a handwritten apology from Rep. Farenthold late this morning. I accept his apology, and I offer him

Jul 25 2017 - American politics

No thinking about it, no metrics, no nothing. It's just incredibly irresponsible. I don't think he knows there is a BCA (Budget Control Act) or

Jul 25 2017

I've been in the Senate for 20 years. I have never, ever had anyone suggest a duel as a way to solve a dispute. I'm

Jul 25 2017

I shouldn't have taken the

Jul 24 2017 - Obamacare

I have a feeling if there's any way he can be back he'll be here, whether or not his doctors like it, knowing

Jul 24 2017

It is just extraordinary how upbeat he is and how accepting of his diagnosis – it was truly inspirational to talk with him. I have a feeling that if there's any way he can be back, he will be here – whether or not his doctors like it. It just reminds me of what an extraordinarily brave person he

Jul 23 2017 - American politics

I don't think that's a good approach to facing legislation that affects millions of people and one-sixth of our

Jul 23 2017 - American politics

It appears we'll have a vote on Tuesday but we don't know whether we'll be voting on the House bill, the first version of the Senate bill, the second version of the Senate

Jul 23 2017 - Affordable Care Act

We don't know whether we're going to be voting on the House bill, the first version of the Senate bill, the second version of the Senate bill, a new version of the Senate bill, or a 2015 bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act. I don't think that's a good approach to replacing legislation that affects millions of

Jul 23 2017

My concern is, that works very well for large urban states, but it's not really feasible for rural states like Maine, where you simply can't generate the same kind of

Jul 23 2017

The president would have been better off beginning his agenda with a major infrastructure package. It would give him a win on an important agenda item for him. It would have been better received by Democrats, Congress and, frankly, citizens across the

Jul 21 2017 - American politics

The president made very clear at lunch yesterday that he wants to see a bill passed. I'm unclear, having heard the president and read his tweets, exactly which bill he wants to pass, and whether he is for just repealing or repealing and replacing, whether he is for the Senate bill. There has been a bit of a lack of clarity, but there is no lack of clarity in his determination to have us pass a

Jul 21 2017 - Affordable Care Act

I don't even know what we are proceeding to next week. I don't know whether we are proceeding to the House bill, a new version of the Senate bill, the old version of the Senate bill, the 2015 'repeal and hope we come up with something in two years' bill – I truly don't. I really think at this point, particularly given the divisions in our conference, that we should go back to normal order [and] have hearings on the problems of the Affordable Care Act, which there are

Jul 20 2017

My intention, unless the bill is substantially changed, is to vote against the motion to

Jul 18 2017 - Republican Party

We should not be making fundamental changes in a vital safety-net program that's been on the books for 50 years – the Medicaid program – without having a single hearing to evaluate what the consequences are going to

Jul 18 2017 - Affordable Care Act

I do not support the new plan. A better approach would begin hearings focused on the problems in the ACA, and let's try to get bipartisan support to fix those egregious

Jul 18 2017 - Affordable Care Act

I voted against this approach in 2015 and I do not think that it is going to be constructive to repeal a law that at this point that is so interwoven within our health-care system and then hope that over the next two years we will come up with some kind of

Jul 18 2017 - Obamacare

The only change that Obamacare made in Medicaid was to give states the option of expanding coverage with increased federal funding. Yet the Senate bill would have cut hundreds of billions of dollars from this program, imposed an entirely new formula and reduced the reimbursement rate below the cost of medical

Jul 17 2017 - American politics

There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill. I don't know whether it will pass, but I do know this, we should not be making fundamental changes in a vital safety net program that's been on the books for 50 years – the Medicaid program – without having a single hearing to evaluate what the consequences are going to

Jul 16 2017 - American politics

There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill. And so, at the end of the day, I don't know whether it will

Jul 16 2017 - American politics

There are about 8 to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill, so at the end of the day, I don't know whether it will

Jul 16 2017 - Republican Party

You can't take more than $700 billion out of the Medicaid program and not think that it's going to have some kind of

Jul 16 2017 - American politics

I would respectfully disagree with the vice president's analysis. This bill would impose fundamental, sweeping changes in the Medicaid program, and those include very deep cuts. That would affect some of the most vulnerable people in our society, including disabled children, poor seniors. It would affect our rural hospitals and our nursing homes. And they would have a very difficult time even staying in

Jul 13 2017 - Republican Party

At this point, unless I learn something new, I am a 'no' on [the] motion to

Jul 12 2017

Unfortunately the president has not united people. And so that's made it a difficult time to serve, by far the most difficult of the 20 years that I've been

Jul 12 2017 - Republican Party

The emails certainly raise questions. But we're seeing only part of the picture, which is why I want to fill in all of the other pieces before reaching any kind of

Jul 11 2017 - Obamacare

I cannot support a bill that is going to result in tens of millions of people losing their health

Jul 10 2017

Our intelligence committee needs to interview him and others who attended the

Jul 10 2017 - Trumpcare

I believe that we should not repeat the mistake that President Obama made in passing major legislation with no support from the other

Jul 07 2017

In addition, if it were to close, the economic blow would be devastating because of the loss of so many good-paying

Jul 07 2017

I talked with the marketing director of the small hospital in Greenville, Maine, yesterday at lunch. She told me that the hospital is the biggest employer in town, with 180 employees, and that it relies on Medicaid for 65 percent of its revenues. It is unlikely that this community hospital could survive the cuts that are in the Senate

Jul 07 2017

It could not be more different from the difficulty of raising the debt limit because it is policy that affects millions of Americans and health care is so

Jul 07 2017

I think it is so difficult for Mitch to thread the needle on this given the narrow majority in the Senate. I just don't see how he does it. But I don't ever underestimate his

Jul 05 2017

I believe it would lead to adverse selection in the

Jul 04 2017 - Republican Party

If you have a health savings account that is federally funded, that equals the deductible, that can work, but it has to be designed right. I don't want to see insurance that's not really

Jul 04 2017

Never before, in the 15 times that I've marched in this parade, have I had people so focused on a single issue. I think it's because health care is so

Jun 29 2017 - Trump Presidency

This has to stop – we all have a job – 3 branches of gov't and media. We don't have to get along, but we must show respect and

Jun 29 2017

We don't have to get along, but we must show respect and

Jun 29 2017 - Obamacare

I do not see a justification for doing away with the 3.8 percent

Jun 28 2017 - Affordable Care Act

It's certainly going to be difficult, but it's certainly worth a try. It is never good to pass major legislation without the input in both parties. That was the mistake President Obama made with the Affordable Care Act, and I don't think we should repeat that

Jun 28 2017

I have so many fundamental problems with the bill that have been confirmed by the CBO report that it's difficult for me to see how any tinkering is going to satisfy my fundamental and deep concerns about the impact of the

Jun 27 2017 - Trump Presidency

This president is the first president in our history who has neither political nor military experience, and thus it has been a challenge to him to learn how to interact with Congress and learn how to push his agenda

Jun 27 2017 - Affordable Care Act

I want to work w/ my GOP & Dem colleagues to fix the flaws in ACA. CBO analysis shows Senate bill won't do it. I will vote no on

Jun 27 2017 - Affordable Care Act

Medicaid cuts hurt most vulnerable

Jun 25 2017 - American politics

It's hard for me to see the bill passing this

Jun 23 2017 - Republican Party

It isn't any one factor but it's all of those factors put together that will influence my

Jun 22 2017 - Republican Party

That inflater is critical, because it translates into billions of dollars over

Jun 21 2017

The first concern is how many people will lose coverage and what do the demographics of that group look

Jun 20 2017 - Obamacare

It's clear from the outline that I have seen of the Senate's – where there were a lot of question marks, so they'll be filled in – it's quite different from the House bill, and I think that's a good

Jun 20 2017

I always believe legislation is best crafted through the normal order. I think it's much better to have committee consideration of bills, public hearings and to have a full

Jun 20 2017

First, we haven't seen the bill. Second, it has yet to receive a score from the Congressional Budget Office. And third is the process we are

Jun 15 2017 - Republican Party

You really would need to ask Sen. McConnell or his staff

Jun 11 2017 - Trump Presidency

I don't understand why the president just doesn't clear this matter up once and for

Jun 11 2017 - Russia

Whether it's illegal is a whole 'nother issue, and that's up to the independent

Jun 11 2017 - Trump Presidency

I would be fine with issuing a subpoena. But that most likely would come from the special counsel's

Jun 09 2017 - Trump Presidency

I found him to be credible, candid and

Jun 09 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think it is possible that it may have been F.B.I. director Comey who gave the impression to President Trump that their conversations should always be one on one because in their very first meeting it was Comey who cleared the room to have a

Jun 08 2017

I really want to know the truth no matter who is implicated, no matter where the evidence

Jun 06 2017 - Russia

Does Mr. Comey agree that that is what was said? Why would he tell the President that? What was the tone and the context of those discussions on three different occasions, if they in fact are accurately portrayed in this letter?feedback

Jun 04 2017 - Russia

The tone, the exact words that were spoken and the context are so important. And we can only get that by talking to those directly

Jun 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

Does Mr. Comey agree that that is what was said? Why would he tell the president that?feedback

Jun 04 2017

I really dislike that the law discourages work and pay

Jun 04 2017 - Affordable Care Act

There is no denying that the Affordable Care Act has made insurance available to millions of Americans and allowed people to leave corporate jobs and start businesses. We are disproportionately affected, which is one reason I've spent so much energy on this issue. One of the problems with the exchanges is that the pools are not large enough. It would cost $15 billion annually to expand nationally a patient stability fund like Maine

May 30 2017

Those subsidies are not only important to stabilize the insurance markets, but they're absolutely vital to low-income

May 29 2017

Everyone is very eager to maximize their profits and get a piece of the pie, and sorting it all out is

May 26 2017 - Obamacare

The opioid issue definitely plays a role. A lot of the young population that is being insured under Medicaid has problems with substance abuse or mental

May 25 2017 - Obamacare

The goal of any [Obamacare] replacement should be to improve access to quality health care while providing consumers with more choices and restraining costs. Unfortunately, the CBO estimates that 23 million Americans would lose insurance coverage over the next decade, and the impact would disproportionately affect older, low-income

May 24 2017 - Affordable Care Act

The goal of any ACA replacement should be to improve access to quality health care while providing consumers with more choices and restraining costs. Unfortunately, the CBO estimates that 23 million Americans would lose insurance coverage over the next decade, and the impact would disproportionately affect older, low-income

May 23 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

I'm very respectful of their privilege not to incriminate themselves, and so I think we have to proceed

May 18 2017 - Sanctions

We have two very different missions. The special counsel will focus on whether or not criminal charges are appropriate. We're focused on counterintelligence policy. And we can impose sanctions on Russia. The special counsel can't impose sanctions on Russia. So we still have an extremely important role to

May 17 2017 - Russia

The idea that we would accept any evidence from President Putin is

May 17 2017 - Israel

The disclosure of highly classified information has the potential to jeopardize sources and to discourage our allies from sharing future information vital to our

May 17 2017 - Twitter

To serve this president is to be

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

Can we have a crisis-free day? That's all I'm

May 16 2017 - Republican Party

I can tell you as a member of the Intelligence Committee, we had not been told that this had happened by this

May 16 2017 - Republican Party

Although the president has the legal authority to disclose classified information, it would be very troubling if he did share such sensitive reporting with the

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

It would be very troubling if he did share such sensitive reporting with the Russians. The Senate Intelligence Committee should be briefed on this important issue

May 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

It does seem like we have an upheaval, a crisis almost every day in Washington that changes the

May 09 2017 - Trump Presidency

Any suggestion that today's announcement is somehow an effort to stop the FBI's investigation of Russia's attempt to influence the election last fall is

May 07 2017

The Senate is starting from scratch. We're going to draft our bill, and I'm convinced we will take the time to do it

May 07 2017

I would like to see us put together a bipartisan group to solve this problem, of Democrats who acknowledge there are problems with the current law, that it is not working well in several states, and Republicans who also want to make sure that we're not reducing coverage and we're giving

May 07 2017 - Affordable Care Act

First of all, the House bill is not going to come before us. The Senate is starting from scratch. We're going to draft our own bill. And I'm convinced that we're going to take the time to do it right. Speaker Ryan today said that he hoped that the Senate would improve the House bill. I think we will do so and that we will come up with a whole new fresh approach that solves the legitimate flaws that do exist with the ACA, where we have seen, in some markets, insurers fleeing so people won't be able to buy subsidized insurance. But it will keep some of the benefits of the

May 07 2017 - Planned Parenthood

The House bill is not going to come before

May 05 2017 - Obamacare

Although I will carefully review the legislation the House passed today, at this point, there seem to be more questions than answers about its

Apr 18 2017

We have to stop talking past each

Apr 08 2017

There is such a profound lack of trust between the two

Apr 07 2017 - SCOTUS

There's such a profound lack of trust, and that's what many of us are committed to trying to rebuild. We need to make very clear to the leaders on both sides that there's no support for curtailing our existing ability to filibuster

Apr 06 2017

I'm hoping we can get back on track. I am worried that our attempts to negotiate a compromise failed, because there's such a profound lack of trust. And I think that's what many of us are trying to

Apr 06 2017

That's sort of typical of the distrust around here. That is exactly what my caucus thinks. Yes, and that's one reason it's so

Apr 05 2017

We just couldn't get

Apr 03 2017 - SCOTUS

First of all I think it's important to recognize that there is absolutely no basis for filibustering such an eminently qualified nominee. And I am very troubled by the fact that the Democrats have put us in this situation. If it's necessary in order to get him confirmed I may have to vote that way, but I certainly don't want to. It's bad for the Senate as an institution and I think it is bad for the court as

Mar 29 2017 - SCOTUS

That is in the past, and it is not fair to Judge Gorsuch to deny him a straight up-or-down vote based on what happened with Merrick

Mar 28 2017

Following the House investigation is like following a mystery novel. You never know what is going to happen

Mar 20 2017 - Republican Party

Under the House bill, 14 million Americans would lose coverage next year. That rises to 24 million over the next

Mar 19 2017 - Wiretapping

I don't know the basis for President Trump's

Mar 17 2017

This is not a bill I could support in its current

Mar 14 2017

The CBO estimate that millions of Americans could lose their health insurance coverage if the House bill were to become law is cause for alarm. It should prompt the House to slow down and reconsider certain provisions of the

Mar 14 2017

These kinds of estimates are going to cause revisions in the bill, almost certainly. I don't think that the bill that is being considered now is the bill that ultimately will be the one that we vote on in the

Mar 09 2017

He does not fight his battles on the front page of the newspaper. He works quietly, but extremely effectively, and he's persistent and he's unafraid. Also, he has nothing to lose. He was prepared to retire. They need

Mar 08 2017

I want us to slow down to take more time to be sure we get this

Mar 08 2017

What we need is not really from the White House – it's the CBO on the cost estimates. That'd be most

Mar 06 2017

There is not a consensus at this

Mar 05 2017

It would be more helpful if he turned over to the Intelligence Committee any evidence that he

Mar 05 2017

Once low-income people are receiving good health care for the first time, it becomes very difficult for a member of Congress to take that assistance away from

Feb 27 2017

For the public to have confidence in our findings, it is important that the Committee work in a completely bipartisan fashion and that we avoid any actions that might be perceived as compromising the integrity of our work. It is also important that the Committee ultimately issue a public report on our

Feb 22 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

If it's necessary to get to the answers then I suspect we would. All of us are determined to get the answers. In some ways, this is a counterintelligence cooperation – in many ways – and that's what our committee specializes

Feb 14 2017

I've had two conversations with Mr. Puzder. I think there are outstanding questions that I'm sure will be delved into at his

Feb 07 2017

I don't really understand the point of their tactics. It's not going to have an influence on the final

Feb 01 2017

Mrs. DeVos is the product of her experience. She appears to view education through the lens of her experience promoting alternatives to public education in Detroit and other

Jan 30 2017 - Iraq

The worldwide refugee ban set forth in the executive order is overly broad and implementing it will be immediately

Jan 28 2017

What you can do is pair those higher deductible plans with a subsidized health savings account and that can be used to help pay for the

Jan 27 2017

It's obvious we have an awful lot of work to be

Jan 23 2017

We really don't know yet what the impact will

Jan 13 2017

It suggests to me that Donald Trump wants advisers who will bring him different views. That would be very healthy. Or it could lead to confused messages both to our allies and our

Jan 05 2017 - Planned Parenthood

There's a group of House Republicans led by (Rep.) Charlie Dent (R-PA) who are opposed to the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the bill, and I hope they'll be successful in separating the two issues or knocking it out all

Jan 05 2017

That's of concern to me as well, but I don't want to prejudge what's in the ...

Dec 15 2016

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, many related to misuse or abuse of prescription

Sep 13 2016

We have concerns about the impact this activity has had on our nation's senior population, especially those who do not conduct their financial business on the

Aug 09 2016

With the passage of time, I have become increasingly dismayed by his constant stream of cruel comments and his inability to admit error or apologize". She supports neither party's nominee, though previously she's said she's open to voting for Hillary

Jun 21 2016

We believe that if you are too dangerous to fly on an airplane you are too dangerous to buy a

Jun 21 2016

I remain

Jun 17 2016 - Wiretapping

That would allow the FBI to put the individual under surveillance or take other appropriate action it deems

May 11 2016

I think he has to show what kind of president that he would be. But I believe he can do that, so I am not one who has foreclosed the possibility of eventually supporting him. But I need to see more from

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