‘Surprise’ billing fix to be included in spending package

Congress is set to include a long-elusive ban on “surprise” medical bills as part of a major spending deal lawmakers were working to finalize Sunday evening. A joint statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer …

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Romney: GOP ‘has strayed’ from what he once knew

The Republican Party has strayed from the principles that Sen. Mitt Romney once knew it for, he lamented on Sunday.Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Utah Republican and past GOP presidential nominee said his party has taken a …

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Romney says Russia attacked U.S. with no fear of reprisal

Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday said “Russia acted with impunity” in launching a cyberattack on the United States and that President Donald Trump continues to have “a blind spot” toward Russia.”What this invasion underscores is that Russia acted with impunity,” …

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Congress strikes stimulus deal after days of frantic talks

Congressional leaders on Sunday clinched a Covid stimulus deal after days of hard-fought negotiations — but Americans will have to wait at least a little longer to get much needed relief.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Sunday evening that negotiators …

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Senate fails to advance 2 Trump nominees due to absences

Even senators don’t like working on weekends. The Senate on Saturday failed to move forward on two inspectors general because 12 Senate Republicans were absent, potentially costing President Donald Trump some lame duck appointees.In back-to-back 39-48 votes, the Senate was …

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Stimulus deal in sight after compromise reached on Fed dispute

Republican and Democratic senators on Saturday resolved a dispute over the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending powers, according to congressional aides — a significant breakthrough after a series of weekend negotiations on a broader coronavirus relief package.With the Fed compromise, negotiators …

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Ron Johnson twice blocks Covid stimulus checks

Sen. Ron Johnson is rolling out a bold platform as he weighs whether to run for reelection: He’s the guy who twice shut down $1,200 stimulus checks that would have gone to hundreds of thousands of his constituents. Johnson (R-Wis.) …

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Warren re-ups bill to ban stock trading by lawmakers

While Georgia’s two Republican senators fend off campaign attacks on their stock trading, their Democratic colleague Elizabeth Warren is re-launching her bill to prevent lawmakers from making individual stock trades.Georgia Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler both came under …

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