Top U.S. House Republicans said Wednesday that they are likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus but will probably wait until September to do so.
Efforts are underway in Congress to pass bills on mental health reform, opioid misuse and biomedical advances, but none are likely to make it far until lawmakers can agree on how to fund them.
President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court marks the beginning of what likely will be months of fighting over whether the Senate should confirm or even consider the 63-year-old appellate judge for the seat vacated by the late Antonin Scalia.
President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, chief justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Garland was part of a three-judge panel that sided with hospitals in a case over Medicare outlier payments.
Debates over the future of the nation's highest court will heat up when President Barack Obama chooses a nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
This year's healthcare industry winners played key roles in reshaping the industry's landscape, from ending Medicare's reviled sustainable growth-rate formula to brokering mega-mergers in the insurance industry.
Congressional Republicans are a step away from acquiring what they consider a political cudgel for next year's elections: A veto by President Barack Obama of legislation devastating his healthcare law and Planned Parenthood.
The Senate took up a bill Wednesday to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and was expected to continue debating the legislation into Thursday night. The White House, meanwhile, formally signaled a veto.
After a ruling that the bill could not be passed through the reconciliation process, senators are scrambling to find another way to get the legislation before the president, who would veto it.
Congressional Republicans may inject controversial healthcare changes into the dealmaking as the debt-ceiling deadline looms on Nov. 3 and the continuing budget resolution is set to expire on Dec. 11.