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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Republicans hope to have a new bill draft for an Obamacare repeal effort by the week's end, before Congress departs for July 4 vacation. Even without the Democrats, the GOP still lacks enough votes. (Associated Press)

Republicans set new deadline on Obamacare repeal

Senate Republican leaders set a new Friday deadline for getting agreement among themselves on an Obamacare repeal -- though they acknowledged they're struggling to find ideas that can bridge the gap between conservatives on one side who want to go further in repeal and moderates who say the GOP is already going too far. Published June 28, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., listens to a question while speaking with the media after he and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

McConnell: We can't afford to delay on health care

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday pledged that work would continue on Republicans' Obamacare repeal efforts, a day after he was forced to delay action on a Senate bill without enough support in his conference to pass it. Published June 28, 2017

House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black, Tennessee Republican, said she sees a path to writing a 2018 spending plan but added that it will take more time. (Associated Press/File)

Deal eludes House GOP on 2018 budget plan

House Republicans emerged from a closed-door meeting Tuesday indicating there are still significant divisions within the GOP conference on the party's 2018 budget plans, which leadership had hoped to use as a vehicle for tax reform efforts. Published June 27, 2017

In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

TARP's final price tag is $33 billion: CBO

The government's TARP bailout, meant to rescue Wall Street and the auto industry from the 2008 crash, will end up costing taxpayers a net $33 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday. Published June 23, 2017

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrives for a meeting with German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Brigitte Zypries in Washington on May 24, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Robert Lighthizer, U.S. trade rep: Ford's China move 'very troubling'

President Trump's trade representative on Thursday said the administration is prepared to "take action" after Ford's "troubling" move to shift some of its operations planned for Mexico and instead export cars from China back into the United States. Published June 22, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., arrives for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House Republicans are two months behind writing budget

House Republicans say they're already behind on this year's budget and spending bills, raising the chances of a major year-end crush and the kind of massive omnibus bill that's left the GOP steaming in recent congresses. Published June 21, 2017

House committee advances nuclear power tax credit bill

The House Ways and Means Committee -- Congress's chief author of tax laws -- advanced legislation Thursday that would extend a tax credit for nuclear power, saying facilities in the works in the southeastern U.S. likely need the government subsidy to get off the ground. Published June 15, 2017