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NEW Apr 24 2017
“We're doing very well on health care. We'll see what happens, but this is a great bill. This is a great plan. And this will be great health care.” said Donald J. Trump speaking about Republican Party. It’s one of the 664 quotes about Republican Party you can find on this page. 373 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Paul Ryan and Jennifer Rubin. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Jennifer Rubin

President Trump and the House GOP have hit a wall. (No, not that wall. But come to think of it, Trump’s wall likely will never be built.) Their domestic agenda now consists of rounding up noncriminal illegal immigrants (“Arrests of immigrants with no criminal records more than doubled to 5, 441, ” The Post reports.), repealing regulations and … well, actually, that is about it. The Trump administration is woefully behind on appointments and, as we predicted, hasn’t filled any of the dozens of U.S. attorney slots that opened when it fired President Barack Obama’s appointed

Jason Chaffetz

After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018. I have long advocated public service should be for a limited time and not a lifetime or full career. Many of you have heard me advocate, Get in, serve, and get out.' After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it is time. I may run again for public office, but not in 2018. I'm not going to be here forever. I would take a serious, serious look at running for governor. I want to go as hard and fast as I can in the House and then go

Jennifer Rubin

Jon Ossoff did not do the impossible. In an 18-person field, he did not get more than 50 percent of the vote, but then few observers expected him to. (As GOP veteran consultant Stu Stevens tweeted: “Getting over 50% with almost 20 candidates is like throwing a football through 10 swinging tires at 50 yards.”) What Ossoff did do was quite extraordinary, winning 48.1 percent of the vote, which is 5 to 6 points higher than the margin predicted in most pre-election

Brandon Finnigan

If Ossoff wins, people will say the GOP is doomed. If he loses, people will say the Democrats are terribly disorganized, and they can't win in 2018. Neither of those things are

Avik Roy - Forbes

What John just articulated is the conventional conservative view – that universal coverage is a great defeat for conservatism and a victory for

Tom Cole

You've got a miniature civil war going on there. We're all paying attention, since anything can happen in a special

Alyssa Milano

It is the seat heard round the world. Everyone is watching. All the recent special elections have taken on a certain symbolism of the resistance. We've now seen what a Trump presidency looks like and how his policies negatively affect every facet of our beautiful country. Supporting Ossoff is a clear message to the GOP that we don't like the direction Trump is taking this country in, and we will continue to elect more people that will hold Trump and the entire GOP accountable for their policies. I hope we can take this momentum in the 2018

David Perdue

Having 11 people on our side is like eating our young. You risk letting the Democrat slide through without a runoff. But I don't think that will happen if we get the

Karen Handel

Obviously I'm a Republican and support the president. But being in Congress is not the same as being an extension of the White House. I'm more than willing to step up and speak out when the circumstances demand that. . . . People want a doer – someone they trust who can move our party from vocal opposition to

Jennifer Rubin

Unfortunately, the GOP has absolutely no appetite to force the issue. “Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) says President Trump should ‘absolutely’ release his tax returns to end the controversy.”.feedback

Ralph Reed - Faith and Freedom Coalition

It's a little bit of an oddity. Just in its socio-economic profile, it doesn't really lay out as Trump country. It's highly educated, upscale, suburban, and Trump country tends to be more rural to exurban, more high school or only some

Jennifer Rubin

Tuesday’s contest in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to fill the seat of now-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has gotten the president’s attention. He tweeted, “The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal [sic] race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!” However unintentionally, this line of crude attack may well remind many upscale Republican and Democratic voters in this district why they dislike President Trump. He barely carried the district, running almost points behind Price in November. (NBC News finds: “Tom Price got 62% of the vote in this highly educated and affluent Atlanta-area district in 2016, and Mitt Romney took 61% in 2012. But Trump barely beat Hillary Clinton here in 2016, 48%-47%.”).feedback

Bernie Sanders

The key, I think, to this situation – and I think President Trump understands this – is dealing with

Hogan Gidley

I don't know that they have anywhere to turn. That's what he was elected to do, to shake things up. I think he is going to make deals with Republicans, with the [House] Freedom Caucus, with Democrats when he has to. Donald Trump, because he commands the bully pulpit of the White House, can reshape much of the Republican

Peter Wehner

Within the Republican Party, there is not a lot of institutional support for what we understood to be Trumpism during the campaign. It was so idiosyncratic to him. You didn't have people running around saying they were Trump Republicans like [there were] a couple of generations ago saying they were Reagan

Greg Walden

People are fired up, and I know that and I respect that. We're going to protect people like

Jeffrey Chester

President Trump just killed any hope that Americans would enjoy basic privacy protections online. By signing this bill, Mr. Trump has allied himself with the telecommunications and digital media giants who seek to profit from every detail of our

Ed Rollins

He's realizing that the party will hang with him, but there are no guarantees and no easy paths forward. It's got to kill them that they have the whole thing – the White House and Congress – and they can't seem to get it

Tom Cole

Their base is whipped up and going. Nothing we can do is going to change that. So you better have your own base equally charged up, and to do that you have to convince them that you're getting things done – that the fact that they gave you the Senate, the House and the White House means

Norman Leahy

The televised debate between Virginia’s GOP gubernatorial candidates Thursday night saw front-runner Ed Gillespie touting his income tax cut as the elixir that would restore and revive Virginia’s

John Boehner

We've offered to work with the president all year. We've been shut out, shut out and shut

Grover Norquist

The budget he's put out is an incredible budget. He's pushed hard to abolish Obamacare. The tax bill he put forward is Reaganite in all it's forms, so I'm looking at a guy who did exactly what he said he was going to do on every big issue. Both on China and NATO, he rattled the cage and got movement in the direction that he wanted, and, at least as of now, NATO is behaving the way he wants it to and the Chinese might be more helpful in

Timothy Naftali

I think it's a product of the fact that he didn't understand foreign affairs. His business career didn't afford him much information on foreign affairs. He's learning on the

Rick Wilson

It represents 'Trump is a New York City liberal' returning back to form. People should not be

Greg Walden

I don't speak out every time he says stuff because I don't have time for that,

Greg Walden

It seems to me [that] candidates are better-served when they do make their returns public, but that's all protected by privacy

Greg Walden

There's no value in me coming to a bad plan that hurts people. Come on, let's do this the Oregon way, let's be respectful of each

Jeff Goldsmith

Many billions lost, and for a relatively poor state with limited fiscal

Ben Chandler

We have strong data that people are using the Medicaid coverage. They are people who are working but still

Jeff Kazanow

Democrats were happy, we had nothing to complain about in 2012 when Obama was in office. Now, we all feel like we have to do whatever we can to minimize the damage Trump could do to this country. This race is a way to try to get someone with progressive values into Congress. But if a Democrat wins it would also send a message to Trump and the Republican Party that they can lose seats they thought were safe because of the outrage he has

Jeff Jorgensen

I'm certainly trying to like the guy. His was the position he needed to take. We're satisfied with that. But there can't be any part of Obamacare left in

Patrick Spencer

Their constituents are not going to let it get away from

Jordan Gray

There's no middle line for abortion. You are either a supporter of abortion or you're

Wendell Walker

We all care about life and working through whatever circumstances may come. He cares about people and that reflects his faith. I think if you love the lord, then people are going to see it in

Chris Freund

It's pretty simple math: If Republicans want to win statewide, they've got to turn out social conservatives in high

Greg Walden

Legislating's not's easy, especially on something this big that matters so much to peoples' lives and I'd rather take the time to get it

Greg Walden

You could make an argument that says 'Okay, we couldn't get it done now'. We've had people tell us, why take this on first? You should have done infrastructure, you should have done tax reform. It may be where we end up. I'm not saying this is gonna wait until next year, but you will have another budget next year. There's a lot of pressure at the end to get something

Paul Waldman

Yesterday in Kansas, in a congressional district that Donald Trump won by 27 points, Republicans managed to eke out a win in a special election by less than seven points. And in the special election in a GOP-held Georgia district next Tuesday, a first-time Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, has raised a huge amount of money, leads in the polls, and could win the seat outright in the first round of voting (if he gets to 50 percent and avoids a runoff).feedback

Stuart Rothenberg - The Washington Post

This race is as much about the next year and a half nationally as it is about

Helen Thompson

I think the Republican Party needs to get together – they need to get their you-know-what together. I love Donald Trump, but I just wish he'd keep his mouth shut sometimes and I wish he'd listen to the people who know what they're

Cas Mudde

In the United States, nativist actors have had indirect effects on policy at best, as the nativist voices within the Republican Party, for example, have not made it into prominent positions in government. The elite is considered to be corrupt because it works in the interest of the non-natives or it undermines the native group. Increasingly the immigrant is seen as a Muslim, not a Turk or Moroccan. This doesn't mean that Trump [made] people xenophobic or nativist. A large portion of the population everywhere in the world is

James Thompson

I'm totally new to politics – I was inspired to run by Bernie. After the election, I decided to get out from behind my Facebook keyboard and try to make a difference, so I decided to run for office. The fact is, this election will be all about turnout, which is why we're hyper focused on getting volunteers on the phones to let voters know that there's an

Greg Sargent

Ever since the GOP repeal-and-replace bill crashed, President Trump has confidently vowed that it’s only a matter of time until Democrats come groveling to him on their knees, begging for a deal that will save them from the collapse of the Affordable Care Act. In other words, Trump and Republicans needn’t take any steps to shore up the ACA’s exchanges, because they have all the leverage in the battle over its future — indeed, they have suggested, the ACA’s implosion is inevitable, ongoing and already nearly

Chris Punnelly

It's not about Trump. It's about Kansas. The Republican Party has abandoned the people that elected them, and a man like Ron Estes will do nothing but follow the orders of Sam Brownback. If he couldn't stand up to Sam Brownback, there's no way in hell he's going to stand up to Donald Trump when he needs

Clay Barker

I've heard people whose opinions I respect tell me they think it would be single digits. We always thought turnout would be 20 percent, maybe a little lower, so we focused on the voters that we had to

Ted Cruz

Our enemy right now is complacency. That's the mandate we've been given with a Republican president and both houses of

Donald J. Trump

On Tuesday, Republican Ron Estes needs your vote and needs it badly. Ron is a conservative leader who's going to work with me to make America great

Rick Altmiller

Estes had his chance being one of Brownback's buddies. I don't think that worked out too

Steve Weems

I am not totally happy, but I think they need time to prove

Alan Branum

I don't think it is fair people condemn him. He hasn't been in long enough to make a judgment. People need to give him some

Chris Pumpelly

James Thompson is countering the Cruz visit by talking with voters – something Ron Estes has refused to do. Ron Estes is not raising his own money, he is not campaigning for himself and he is too afraid to go face voters himself. James Thompson has done all of this on his own. He is interested in talking with voters, he is not going to be hiding behind any D.C. politicians like Ron Estes

Drew Altman

Republicans are taking ownership of the health care issue, and all the pleasure and pain of health reform. There has been a shift in focus from the ACA itself to the Republican plans, and who might lose benefits as a

Ed Perlmutter

The Trump administration, coupled with the gridlock that exists in Congress, really is causing things to go backward. I feel I can provide more service and leadership at home than I can in Washington. The Republican Party can't agree with itself right now. When the majority party is kind of in a chaotic state, nothing moves. I think that there is a check and balance that the state of Colorado and other states can provide in contrast to this

Rand Paul

The Constitution is very clear that war originates in the legislature. You vote before you go to war, not after you go to

Donald J. Trump

Enough is enough. This is a @POTUS who is not afraid to

Justin Amash

The idea this chemical weapons attack affects the national security of the United States is fairly tenuous. It's a rather flimsy

Chuck Schumer

We believe that what Republicans did to Merrick Garland was worse than a filibuster. We didn't hear two words in the long speech of Senator McConnell: Merrick

Tom Massie

Didn't the missile attack just make the situation better for ISIS?feedback

John McCain

This is a test of the new administration, but also for our entire country. Assad is trying to see what he can get away with. The rest of the region and the world is also watching to see how our country will respond, and what that means for them. There is plenty that Democrats and Republicans in Washington disagree on. But in this instance, we must show the world that we are still capable of putting aside our differences and doing the right thing. If the President is willing to take the necessary action, he deserves broad bipartisan support, and we will help build

John McCain

Unlike the previous administration, President Trump confronted a pivotal moment in Syria and took action. For that, he deserves the support of the American people. Building on tonight's credible first step, we must finally learn the lessons of history and ensure that tactical success leads to strategic progress. That means following through with a new, comprehensive strategy in coordination with our allies and partners to end the conflict in Syria. The first measure in such a strategy must be to take Assad's air

Marco Rubio

Tonight's actions show the days of being able to attack with impunity when it comes to Assad are

Greg Jaffe - The Washington Post

The Syrian chemical weapons attack poses a particular problem for Trump's foreign policy philosophy. The attack by Assad's forces offends America's values and it violates long-standing international norms of behavior, but it does not present an immediate threat to America's security or its economic interests. In an 'America First' world, it is an atrocity, but hardly a call to action for the United States and its

Hillary Clinton

They don't know what to do. Yeah, I do admit. That was somewhat gratifying as they were going back and

Hillary Clinton

Having listened to them talk about repeal and replace for eight years – or seven years, now – they had not a clue what that meant. They had no idea. I don't know that any of them even read the bill. Read the law. Understand how it worked. Healthcare is complicated, and they don't know what to do. I am looking at doing interesting things. I don't think that will include ever running for office

Bob Corker

The prudent course of action would be for him to come to Congress and consult and discuss privately what he's going to

Sarah Binder

If 90 percent of the majority party and just 20 percent of the minority party vote in favor of cloture, the difference is 70 percent. Remarkably, procedural partisanship has more than doubled since the 1970s … You can't see this in the figure, but since the first Bush administration, Democrats have filed for cloture significantly more often than have Republicans – suggesting that the GOP has more aggressively tried to block the majority than have

Daniel W. Drezner

There’s a lot of talk about the erosion of political norms going around in 2017. Today might be the day that the GOP majority ends the Senate filibuster to ensure the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This is the inevitable endpoint to the “parliamentary arms race” caused by increased polarization. Of course, [].feedback

Michael Needham

It calls into question their commitment to the basic tenets of the Republican Party. It may be time to spend a couple of weeks trying to explain and educate and build support for good

Joe Crowley

We're not negotiating with them at this point. We're just

Paul Ryan

This brings us closer to the final agreement that we all want to achieve. It's been embraced by a broad spectrum of our conference, people representing all corners of our

Chuck Schumer

We will sadly point to today as a turning point in the history of the Senate and the Supreme Court. A day when we irrevocably moved further away from the principles our founders intended for these institutions. Each side comes here today in full confidence that their side is in the

Kevin Brady

I think that the key is for us to work to resolve and narrow the differences on these provisions, always with the goal of the lowest rate in modern history for job

Marco Rubio

If you're Bashar al Assad and they're basically sending you a signal that in the end, they just want you to finish this war quickly…that is, in my view, something that would encourage him to do something like what we've just seen. So I personally do not believe it's

F.H. Buckley

Frank asked how it was that the poor folks of his home state voted for a Republican Party that cared so little for their economic interests. Become the jobs and the health-care president, and you [Trump] will have answered Frank's question. Steve Bannon has said the Republicans will become a party of 'economic nationalism'. No one has bothered to define this, but here's one thing it must mean: We're going to treat Americans better than non-Americans. We're going to see that Americans have jobs, medical care and an enviable safety

Susan E. Rice

The allegations that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes are absolutely false. [Unmasking] is necessary to do my job. ... Imagine if we saw something of grave significance about Russia, or China, or anybody else interfering with our political

Jan Schakowsky

It's as if the president and Paul Ryan went to some of the Republicans and the Freedom Caucus and said: 'We can make this worse'. Now, let's remember that only 17 percent of the people in the United States approved of the last

Darrell Issa

It's talking about, put a ring on the finger – don't fall for the guy unless he's willing to fall for you fully,' . It tells a story – it's a modern story, but it's a story that to be honest, Motown could have told a generation ago and actually

Christie Aschwanden - FiveThirtyEight

And it's absolutely crucial that we continue to call out bad science. If this environment forces scientists to be more rigorous, that's not a bad

Jeff Leek

All of these headline-grabbing claims are in danger of being repurposed. I think that it's important to be careful about our

Michael Eisen

It won't produce regulations based on more open science. It'll just produce fewer

Brian Nosek

The way it could get weaponized is by saying: Just stop the false stuff, keep the true stuff, and we can cut half the budget. But that's like saying the roads have a lot of potholes, so we should ban

Christie Aschwanden - FiveThirtyEight

The possibility that there might not be really serious improvements in the way we deal with science is more of a concern to me than anything

Michael Eisen

They're right that government agencies should strive to use science that people have access to. The EPA is problematic when it relies on hidden industry data that people can't evaluate, and the public has every right to be skeptical of those decisions. The best way to protect against that is to have sunshine on the data. This isn't a guy who's politics I would agree on, but that was an example where not hiding a problem had a good outcome. Not every criticism of science is invalid just because it's being made by

Michael Eisen

The right response from the scientific community isn't to focus on an external threat from the government. We must recognize that part of the reason we're in this situation is we've been lax in thinking about our internal problems. We have to face up to them. We get a lot of public support and funding and we owe it to them to make science work in the best possible

Christie Aschwanden - FiveThirtyEight

It feels like there are two opposite things that the public thinks about science: that it's a magic wand that turns everything it touches to truth, or that it's all bullshit because what we used to think has changed. The truth is in between. Science is a process of uncertainty reduction. If you don't show that uncertainty is part of the process, you allow doubt-makers to take genuine uncertainty and use it to undermine

Brian Nosek

Do we say: Hey, let's not self-scrutinize? That's not even a

Jeff Leek

I'm very much in favor of reproducibility, but if we make those kinds of demands we need to fund

Stuart Buck - Laura and John Arnold Foundation

For years, there have been attempts by Republicans to do away with social science funding at the National Science

Craig Garthwaite

If you do that and your competitor doesn't, you'll have to raise your

Tom Barker - Foley Hoag

Taking Mark Meadows and the Freedom Caucus members at their word, I assume they believe it would lower insurance premiums in the individual market. But the price of that would be some people would not be able to get health

Linda J. Blumberg

If you don't have to cover their chemotherapy, you don't have to cover their radiation and whatever else they need -- what is that preexisting protection doing for you? It's worth

Dan Holler

The obvious hurdle in the negotiations to repeal and replace Obamacare – primarily, that is becoming the more moderate wing of the Republican party in the

Mark Sanford

I've heard nothing of substance at this point that would break the

Jason Furman - Council of Economic Advisers

Border adjustment is a clever idea in terms of tax policy. But there are a lot of macroeconomic side effects. I don't think people have really thought those through. I would not go the border adjustment route, as sympathetic as I am to the idea. Closing loopholes and moving to an international minimum tax would provide some revenue. If the goal is revenue neutrality, then getting the rate down to 28 percent might be possible. But the 15 percent or 20 percent rate proposed by the Trump campaign and House Republicans, respectively, would be impossible without massively raising the

Jason Furman - Council of Economic Advisers

The two most important are revenue neutral [and] distribution neutral. In other words, make the tax system more efficient without collecting any less money or shifting the burden. Focus on how to collect the same amount of taxes from roughly the same people. But just do it in a better way. Then just be technocratic about it and figure out way to collect those taxes. Do it the way Ronald Reagan did. Corporations move in response to tax rates much more than individuals

Bob Corker

The Senate is composed of people that are total supply siders who could care less about the deficit. We're in charge, let's have a big time. Some huge tax cut that takes us underwater is just not interesting to me. Pro-growth reform

Bob Corker

There are so many things we can agree together on. Infrastructure may be one. Tax reform may be one. We kind of led with our

Dan Holler

The entire concept appears to be one of federalism, and if the Republican Party can't get behind federalism, it's sort of unclear what they could get

Paul Ryan

We don't have a bill text or an agreement, but these are the kinds of conversations we want – all the various caucus members, the administration, those productive kinds of conversations are happening right now. It's all about getting the premiums down. I don't want to put some kind of artificial deadline because we're at that conceptual stage. We have very productive conversations occurring with our members. But those are productive conversations; it doesn't mean we have language and text that's ready to go and the votes are lined

Josh Rogin

The NSC staff is taking on more experts and fewer military intelligence officers. But will it yield real influence?feedback

Mike Pence

The president and I remain confident that working with the Congress we will repeal and replace Obamacare with health care reform that will work for the American people and work for the American

Bill Cassidy

It is my understanding that never has there been one filibustered. We can see that those things that have happened, like civil rights, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, that have had an enduring positive effect on our country, have been done in a bipartisan fashion. When it's done with one party jamming it through, much like Obamacare, it leads into years of divisiveness. I think it's another place if we're going to find something that works across the nation, we need to have both parties

Jennifer Rubin

Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report writes that “if you look back at the last four midterm elections where the party in the White House lost control of one or both houses of Congress, you see that they share the following traits in common: the president has approval ratings among his own partisans under 85 percent and approval ratings among independents in the 30’s or low 40s.” She adds, “Moreover, there’s also empirical evidence that Democrats are more energized in their dislike of Trump than Republicans are in their support of him. . . . We’ve got a long way to go before the 2018 midterms. But, the current situation of Republican-infighting, a lack of legislative accomplishments and a President determined to keep stoking political divisions is a very dangerous path for the GOP.”.feedback

Lindsey Graham

When you complain about Garland, it's the arsonist complaining about the

Dianne Feinstein

Judge Gorsuch's views were difficult to discern because he refused to answer many questions – even basic questions that had been answered by previous

Sheldon Whitehouse

Dark money infiltrating the confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee is a further sad sign of billionaire and special interest influence gnawing at the heart of American democracy. I don't mind the money coming in. Let it be transparent. Let them talk, but let there be total

Carrie Severino

We value the freedom of speech and privacy rights of our donors, and we're going to protect

Katrina Pierson

There is plenty of time and opportunity for Republican lawmakers to keep their promises to their voters and support the president's agenda to make America great again. Lawmakers will be held accountable at the appropriate

Eric Beach

It is something we would consider if there is clarity that a group is stymieing the agenda, whether it's establishment types or

John Pudner

It looks like you're sort of enjoying the swamp. It's getting

Emily Cornell

It's important to bring attention to policy movement in Washington – or lack thereof. In terms of supporting the president's agenda, we're thrilled about his recent accomplishments, and we plan to review our support one policy at a

Daniel Jacobson

De facto means that if you tweet only about WH work from your account, it's an official account. Labeling 'personal' doesn't change

Raul Labrador

Freedom Caucus stood with [you] when others ran. Remember who your real friends are. We're trying to help [you]

Dan Scavino Jr.

@RealDonaldTrump is bringing auto plants & jobs back to Michigan. @justinamash is a big liability. #TrumpTrain, defeat him in

Chuck Schumer

Senate Republicans are acting like if Gorsuch doesn't get 60 votes, they have no choice but to change the rules. That is

Michael Needham

The House Freedom Caucus, for the past several weeks, have been the grown-ups in the

Sheryl Skolnick - Mizuho Securities

For the management teams of these companies, now the decisions they've made to deploy capital and to continue along the kinds of patient care initiatives that have been innovative in part enabled the ACA – all those things can

David Windley - Jefferies

They've been pretty consistent with the message that they are gathering information… and will be in a position to make that decision (by midyear) and probably not

Sheryl Skolnick - Mizuho Securities

The technical set-up for Tenet and Community (shares) is actually very interesting. Stocks with high short interest tend not to go down on bad news because shorts cover (their bets). You had this interesting combination of factors that Tenet and Community were positioned to outperform arguably less risky

Claire McCaskill

This is a really difficult decision for me. I am not comfortable with either choice. While I have come to the conclusion that I can't support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court – and will vote no on the procedural vote and his confirmation – I remain very worried about our polarized politics and what the future will bring, since I'm certain we will have a Senate rule change that will usher in more extreme judges in the future. I cannot support Judge Gorsuch because a study of his opinions reveal a rigid ideology that always puts the little guy under the boot of

Michael Needham

The House Freedom Caucus was willing to ignore all the flaws in this bill if it repealed Obamacare, ripped out the architecture that causes premiums to go

Josh Protas

No one is suggesting that people who don't want to work should get benefits. There are stereotypes about SNAP recipients, and myths about the program … that are very harmful to people in need who could take advantage of

Dave Camp

I'm just excited about the fact we might get tax reform in general and there's a number of different ways to do it. Obviously I left a plan on the shelf and they're going to take a look at it and they may use it as a backboard and take parts of it or they may decide obviously not to take parts of

Michael Gerson

Republicans are realizing what they have done to

Eugene Robinson

The GOP controls Congress and the White House, but they can’t find consensus on an

Nancy Pelosi

They want it to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. We must resist repeal – there's a strong sentiment for that in the country – and the second thing we must do is to stop their sabotaging of the Affordable Care Act. Is it perfect?

Jim Jordan

Let's get the process right now. Good process brings good policy, which makes good

John McCain

Our first priority is the men and women in uniform and I'm not going to put them at greater risk even if I have to shut down the

Nancy Pelosi

The bill was dead. So the American people had spoken: they did not want to repeal the Affordable Care

Nancy Pelosi

They must take repeal off the table, and they must stop sabotaging the Affordable Care

Paul Ryan

I understand the president's frustration. I share frustration. About 90 percent of our conference is for this bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and about 10 percent are not. And that's not enough to pass a bill. This is too big of an issue to not get right, and so I'm not going to put some kind of artificial deadline on saving the American health-care system from oncoming collapse. Obamacare is the law of the land. We came really close today, but we came up short. I don't want that to

Jim Jordan

The Freedom Caucus is trying to change Washington. This bill keeps Washington the same, plain and simple. We appreciate the president, we're trying to help the president. But the fact is you've got to look at the legislation, and it doesn't do what we told the voters we would

Thomas Massey

So I thought the libertarian ideology within the Republican party was really catching on, that it was

Matt Welch

The betting money is that both the Trump administration and the GOP establishment it now sits atop will seek actively to marginalize the rebels and instead find common governing cause with centrist

Paul Ryan

The Democrats aren't for repealing Obamacare. We are. I'm not going to put some kind of artificial deadline. You all know that he does that in various forms, including Twitter. I understand the president's frustration. What I encourage our members to do is keep talking until we get this done, to pass

Joe Manchin

After considering his record, watching his testimony in front of the Judiciary Committee and meeting with him twice, I will vote to confirm him to be the ninth justice on the Supreme Court. Throughout Judge Gorsuch's career, he has come to his legal rulings objectively, through the letter of the law rather than through his own opinion. I hold no illusions that I will agree with every decision Judge Gorsuch may issue in the future, but I have not found any reasons why this jurist should not be a Supreme Court

Kaitlin Sweeney

I think Friday made it clear there is no consensus and no path forward from the Right, and if there's going to be a path forward it's going to come from

Rob Portman

We can't give it up because right now the status quo is unacceptable to

Jennifer Rubin

Sensing how pathetic they appear in giving up in only 17 days on a seven-year-old pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare, many Republicans are hesitant to admit failure. One of those is, well, President Trump, who days after pulling the GOP health-care bill proclaimed to a group of senators, “I know that we’re all going to make a deal on health care - that’s a very easy one. And I think that’s going to happen very quickly.” Huh?! (Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer resorted to the it-was-only-a-joke defense.) This is yet another moment when Trump resembles a cringe-worthy relative popping off at a family

Paul Waldman

With the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act in tatters and President Trump’s approval ratings in the 30s, Democrats are feeling pretty good about their ability to limit the damage Republicans are able to do. But another unfolding story demonstrates that the dangers of unified GOP rule come from many different directions, and dramatic change can happen almost before you realize

Roger Williams

The IRS does a pretty good job of going after people that really have done nothing wrong. The IRS, along with some other agencies, should be downsized and basically made a collection agency. Collect what we're due. Not what we're not

Glenn R. Davis Jr.

I didn't start running on guns and abortion. I am as Republican as anyone else in this room. We're all going to protect those rights. But who is going to bring the passion to the moderates and get them back on our side, like Donald Trump did? Jobs and the economy are what crosses those lines. … That's what they're passionate about!feedback

Corey Stewart

I started this job as a nice guy, but I've been brutalized by the left, and I've gotten strong and I've pushed

Brian Fung

In a party-line vote, House Republicans freed Internet service providers … of protections approved just last year that had sought to limit what companies could do with information such as customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data and Social Security

Corey Stewart

As a father, 10 years ago, I saw something so despicable: people who are not supposed to be in our country in the first place committing rapes and murders and other heinous crimes. Some people say, Why are you so mean against illegal aliens?' Because they're committing crimes against our families. The only way that we can kill political correctness is to be politically

Kelly E. Magsamen

There are a lot of career people in the Pentagon and the White House, and right now they're wondering where does it stop? Where does it stop in terms of filtering?feedback

David Daley

Someday, when Paul D. Ryan and John A. Boehner reflect on the difficulties of herding a fractious House Republican caucus, they’ll both be haunted by the onetime owner of a western North Carolina sandwich shop-turned-Capitol Hill power broker: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Back in summer 2015, Meadows targeted then-speaker Boehner by filing a “motion to [].feedback

Michael Needham

There’s no reason to think the GOP can’t come to some agreement on

Laura Kelly

I think that is exactly what changed the conversation, that we had the closure of a significant rural hospital. What you watched then was the legislators from that area . . . realizing, before an election, that, Oh, my gosh, this is really

John Eplee

This, in my opinion, is not Medicaid expansion in the sense that it is Obamacare. It's a Kansas

Dave Brat

The idea that we're compromising within that new structure, that's a pretty big compromise. It seems to me folks should go say: 'Hey, what about the other groups? Why can't they get to yes?feedback

Richard Hudson

We spent years writing this bill – we're not just going to walk away from

Steve Scalise

After this morning, the resolve of our conference to repeal Obamacare and replace it has never been stronger. To my Democrat colleagues who celebrating Friday's action, I think their celebration is premature. Because I think that we're closer today to repealing Obamacare than we ever have been

Adam Schiff

Whether the documents support the argument that names were improperly unmasked or distributed, it is impossible to judge, but one thing is very clear: There was no legitimate justification for bringing that information to the White House instead of the

Jim Jordan

They rolled it out after it was hidden away. When they rolled it out, they said it's a binary choice, take it or leave it. Normally when you have hearings on a piece of legislation that impacts this much of our overall economy, you would bring in some witnesses and hear from some witnesses about what's going to happen if this legislation actually becomes law. We had none of

Nancy Pelosi

The Chair of the House Intelligence has a serious responsibility to the Congress and to the country. Chairman Nunes' discredited behavior has tarnished that office. (House) Speaker (Paul) Ryan must insist that Chairman Nunes at least recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation immediately. That leadership is long

Dave Brat

We're gonna get a 'yes,' we're gonna get to 'yes.' It will be a better bill and I think everybody is going to be very happy in the

Christopher S. Murphy

Future generations will judge President Trump for this attack on our health and our safety. The Republican party is going to extraordinary lengths to deny that this meteor that is global warming is careening toward

Donald J. Trump

Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech money to Bill, the Hillary Russian 'reset,' praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax. #MAGA! The Republican House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. After so many bad years they were ready for a win!feedback

Adam Schiff

After much consideration, and in light of the Chairman's admission that he met with his source of information at the White House, I believe that the Chairman should recuse himself from any further involvement in the Russia investigation, as well as any involvement in oversight of matters pertaining to any incidental collection of the Trump transition, as he was also a key member of the transition team. I believe the public cannot have the necessary confidence that matters involving the President's campaign or transition team can be objectively investigated or overseen by the

Jim Cramer

Hence today's rebound after the 184-point decline in the Dow this morning as buyers flocked to both the stocks of companies that recently reported good numbers and those with decent yields that could be bond market equivalents. Going forward, though, it's important to understand that not crashing is one thing, and rallying is another. The latter will be hard to do, given that we're on the verge of a new earnings season and we have an upcoming employment number that needs to be strong or else we'll start hearing about a stalled-out economy on account of the cratering of

Mick Mulvaney

Many people may want to lump everything into the Trump rally rubric, but earnings play a far more important role when it comes to the direction of the stock

Charlie Dent

Well, it's just another day at the office for me, I

Jim McCrery

You have to have something like Obamacare if you want a health-care system that gets as many people covered as possible that's not single payer. That's what Republicans have to realize sooner or later. That's their

Jim McCrery

A private health insurance system, which I believe can manage the provision of health care better [and] more efficiently than government needs to have a large pool of insureds in order to succeed. Anything less leads to coverage gaps in the population that will eventually become politically untenable, leading to a government run single payer

Paul Waldman

There are many lessons to be learned from the failure of the GOP health-care effort. An important one is that being a businessman, even a successful one, does not prepare you for the complexities of governing, any more than being a successful software engineer means you could easily become a great

Mick Mulvaney

We haven't been able to change Washington in the first 65 days. Is the Republican Party capable of governing? I know the man in the White House is capable of governing. I saw it this

Paul Ryan

We'll have 218 (votes) when this thing comes to the floor, I can guarantee you

John Cornyn

I don't think we can give up, but it's clear it needs to be done on a bipartisan

Paul Ryan

We were a 10-year opposition party where being against things was easy to do. You just had to be against it. And now, in three months' time, we try to go to governing where we actually have to get ... people to agree with each other. We will get there. But we weren't there

Michael McCarthy

The failure of the US Republican party to pass legislation repealing the universal healthcare act may come back to bite markets. The failure of the Obamacare repeal is not economically significant, but a hostile parliament threatens the positive

Mark Meadows

This is not the end of the debate. It's like saying that Tom Brady lost at

Jerry Brown

The #ACA endures. But for tomorrow, we must gird ourselves for the battles yet to

Mick Mulvaney

There's probably plenty of blame to go around. What happened is that Washington won. I think the one thing we learned this week is that Washington is a lot more broken than President Trump thought that it was. I have no idea. I really don't. Is the Republican Party capable of governing? I know the man in the White House is capable of governing. I saw it this

Mick Mulvaney

Never once have I seen him blame Paul Ryan. The people who are to blame are the people who would not vote yes. We haven't been able to change Washington in the first 65 days. I know the Freedom Caucus. I helped found it. I never thought it would come to this. The one thing we learned this week was that Washington was a lot more broken than President Trump thought that it was. Is the Republican party capable of governing? I know the man in the White House is capable of

Newt Gingrich

Don't set up an artificial deadline to fail. Paul Ryan is a brilliant policy guy. The congressional leadership still wants to behave as if they are in a pre-Trump world – and Trump trusted them. They were saying to him: 'We have the

Greg Walden

We gave it our best shot. That's it. It's done. D-O-N-E done. This bill is

Charlie Baker

I am pleased today's vote has been held as this bill would drastically affect the Commonwealth's ability to ensure essential care for thousands of people. This version does not reflect the needs of states and does not contain many critical aspects of health care reform that our administration has communicated to the federal

Paul Ryan

I like Speaker Ryan. He worked very, very hard. A lot of different groups. He's got a lot of factions. And there's been a long history of liking and disliking, even within the Republican Party, long before I got here. I'm not going to speak badly about anybody within the

Mitch McConnell

Obamacare is failing the American people and I deeply appreciate the efforts of the Speaker and the president to keep our promise to repeal and replace it. I share their disappointment that this effort came up

Art Hogan

If they can get past this and move on to Trump's other programs, the market will breathe a sigh of relief. It's hard to know, after this week, how much of that was priced in. … It's not going to be [a corporate tax rate of] 15 or 20 percent. It could be 25 percent or 30 percent. It will be incremental. It will be tax reform light because you won't have the savings from repeal and

Thomas Simons - Jefferies

That was the definition of anticlimactic. I don't think it necessarily spells doom and gloom for the rest of the pro-growth agenda. The one thing is it does complicate tax reform because the way the rules were for the budget, this was going to clear some room in terms of spending. It doesn't mean it's [health care] going to be permanently dead. It could play out over the next several

Richard Bernstein

If the president didn't deliver 100 percent, you were bound to get some kind of insecurity in the stock market, but I think what people are forgetting is the underlying fundamentals are still there, and that's what's going to drive the stock

Thomas Simons - Jefferies

That will be interesting because we will get the deflator, and we'll see if the Fed gets its 2 percent inflation target. Even if it's flat on the headline, you will get to 2 percent year over year for the first time since April

Richard Bernstein

If you're an investor and you're going to watch Washington, you're probably going to get an ulcer. You can remain sane and follow the fundamentals or you can drive yourself nutty and follow Washington. The market right now is following Washington and you're seeing the jitteriness in the market. If Washington continues to govern like Keystone Cops, the market will not react

Justin Amash

We reached out to the [moderate] Tuesday Group and others in our conference, but from the beginning of the process, I think the way it was set up did not bring the disparate parts of the conference together. We need to start from the beginning, making sure all of the concerns are

Jason Gurda

Within the hospital group, there's select opportunities. You do have to be aware, as I mentioned earlier with some of these companies, there's high levels of debt. So the two that we are recommending have moderate levels of debt as well as, in the case of HCA, fairly stable volumes and in the case of UHS, very strong

Jason Gurda

But certainly the bill that they're voting on in the House today would be very negative for the hospital industry. It eliminates coverage for 24 million people. At the same time, it does not eliminate the Medicare rate cuts that the hospital industry had given when Obamacare was

Barack Obama

Thanks to this law, more than 20 million Americans have gained the security and peace of mind of health insurance. Thanks to this law, more than 90 percent of Americans are insured – the highest rate in our history. Thanks to this law, the days when women could be charged more than men and Americans with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage altogether are relics of the past. America is stronger because of the Affordable Care

Sean Spicer

The House will be voting on the American Health Care Act, the current vote is scheduled for

Paul Ryan

I will not sugarcoat this, this is a disappointing day for us. The president gave his all. … This is a setback, no two ways about it. But it is not the end of the

Jennifer Rubin

After some high-fiving, a drink or two and wiping away their tears of joy, Democrats should reflect on what opportunities the GOP health-care fiasco has opened up. President Trump despises failure and will now be famished for a “win.” That gives Democrats the chance to make some

Donald J. Trump

After seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan! The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!feedback