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After Uproar, House Will 'Modernize' Dress Code

Critics say it's only selectively enforced

(Newser) - After some uproar about how the House of Representatives enforces its dress code, Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he and the House sergeant-at-arms will work to update it. The dress code calls for professional attire in the House chamber and the Speaker's lobby, and some female journalists have recently... More »

White House Issues Unusual Rebuttal About Trump

'The president is not a liar'

(Newser) - James Comey's testimony before a Senate panel on Thursday prompted a notable rebuttal from the White House. “I can definitively say the president is not a liar,” spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, per the Hill . "I think it is frankly insulting that question would be asked.... More »

8th-Graders Ditch Photo Op With Paul Ryan

Half the class opted out of snapping a photo with House speaker

(Newser) - House Speaker Paul Ryan recently discovered that not all of social-media savvy Generation Z is game to jump in front of a camera. During a class trip to Washington, DC, half the visiting students from New Jersey’s South Orange Middle School opted out of a photo with Ryan, reports... More »

Susan Collins: Senate to Start Health Care 'From Scratch'

Paul Ryan expects Senate 'will complete the job'

(Newser) - Republican moderate Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is continuing to express concerns about the health care bill passed by the House and says she expects the Senate to start "from scratch." Collins says the House bill is hard to assess because it was passed without a fresh Congressional... More »

Trump Aides: Judge Jeanine Tweet Just 'Coincidental'

She called for Paul Ryan to step down

(Newser) - President Trump has a good relationship with Paul Ryan despite the American Health Care Act fiasco—and despite a tweet from Trump urging people to watch Judge Jeanine on Fox, who called for Ryan to quit , aides to both men say. On Saturday night, host Jeanine Pirro opened her show,... More »

Trump Is Hitting Republicans Hard

Blames Freedom Caucus for health failure, tweets plug for Fox host who slams Ryan

(Newser) - President Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the Republican bill to replace ObamaCare went down in flames on Friday, reports the AP . Trump tweeted Sunday morning: "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood... More »

Trump, Ryan React to Failure of GOP Health Care Bill

'We’re gonna be living with ObamaCare for the foreseeable future'

(Newser) - President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act just before a scheduled vote Friday. In their first comments to the press following the failure of the Republican health care bill, Trump blamed Democrats and Ryan admitted that Obama's Affordable Care Act isn't going... More »

Ryan: Health Bill Owes More to Older Americans

'We should be offering more assistance than what the bill currently does'

(Newser) - Paul Ryan is looking to squeeze a little more out of House Republicans' health care bill, amid outcry that the measure leaves older Americans out in the cold, reports Politico . "We believe we should have even more assistance ... for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience... More »

Even GOP Lawmakers Say Trump Budget Has No Chance

Cuts labeled 'draconian, careless'

(Newser) - President Trump's first budget proposal appears to have little chance of getting past the people who actually control federal spending. The sweeping spending cutbacks were denounced as extreme Thursday even by Trump's Republican allies in Congress. The cuts to domestic programs are "draconian, careless, and counterproductive,"... More »

Breitbart Releases Old Audio of Ryan Dissing Trump

Move comes amid speaker's struggle to push health care plan in Congress

(Newser) - Breitbart News is going after Paul Ryan as the House speaker tries to push the GOP's alternative to ObamaCare through Congress. The website released audio of Ryan on a call with House Republicans from back in October, just after the leak of the infamous "grab her by... More »

GOP on Damage Control Over 'Awful' Health Bill Score

Paul Ryan points out the good bits

(Newser) - The Republican Party was on damage control Monday after the release of a Congressional Budget Office report warning that 14 million people would lose coverage under the House's plan to replace ObamaCare, Politico reports. As some moderates backed away from the plan, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price... More »

Paul Ryan Defends Trump on Travel Ban

But admits rollout was confusing

(Newser) - Paul Ryan appears to be playing nice with President Trump, at least when it comes to an executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. In comments Tuesday, Ryan said it was "regrettable that there was some confusion on the rollout," noting "no one wanted to see... More »

GOP Hits Friction in Bid to Repeal ObamaCare

Ryan says plan is now to repeal and replace at same time

(Newser) - Republicans will work on unraveling and replacing ObamaCare at the same time, House speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday as GOP leaders struggled to align their zeal to rapidly erase one of President Obama's proudest achievements with Congress' legislative and political pitfalls. The AP reports that Ryan spoke to reporters... More »

Paul Ryan Says GOP to Quickly Defund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood says it stands to lose about 40% of its funding

(Newser) - Paul Ryan says Republicans will pass a "fast-track bill" defunding Planned Parenthood as soon as next month as part of their repeal of ObamaCare, the Washington Post reports. Republicans will use a special legislative procedure that allows a bill to be passed with a simple majority instead of a... More »

Rep's Son Dabs, Confusing Paul Ryan

Roger Marshall's son pulled out popular dance move during 115th Congress photo op

(Newser) - The 115th Congress was sworn in Tuesday , and Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall was one of the newbies who took advantage of a photo op with Speaker Paul Ryan after the ceremony. But per CNN , another Marshall ended up stealing the spotlight: the congressman's son, who started dabbing—for the... More »

Paul Ryan Re-Elected Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi holds onto position as minority leader

(Newser) - Paul Ryan was re-elected Speaker of the House by the 115th Congress on Tuesday, CNN reports. According to the Wall Street Journal , he won the vote 239-189. His re-election to the position is further evidence that Donald Trump's election has soothed relations among Republican lawmakers. "For all of... More »

What to Expect From the 115th Congress

ObamaCare, deregulation, and entitlement reform are all in the crosshairs

(Newser) - The 115th Congress will be sworn in at noon Tuesday, per WXYZ , which anticipates "an aggressive campaign" by Republicans to take down eight years' worth of President Obama's policies. The station adds that Democrats are ready to fight back by "swaying public opinion" and using their filibuster... More »

First Friction Emerges Between Trump, House Republicans

They want him to focus on tax reform

(Newser) - Donald Trump isn't going to have a honeymoon period with House Republicans, if the frosty response to his call for a 35% tariff on companies leaving the US is anything to go by. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was among those pushing back against the policies Trump called for... More »

Ryan: We Are Not Planning Deportation Force

Says 'we don't want' racist elements in the GOP

(Newser) - House Speaker Paul Ryan says the people generating racist graffiti in the wake of Donald Trump's election are "not Republicans," reports the AP , and "we don't want them in our party." The Wisconsin congressman told CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that... More »

Allegations Against Trump Begin to Snowball

Women come forward, and media outlets pounce

(Newser) - Sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump started to snowball Wednesday, with four women coming forward to say he had groped or forced himself on them—and teen beauty pageant contestants accusing him of what they call creepy behavior. Former Miss Vermont Teen USA Mariah Billado is one of several contestants... More »

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