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  • Gasps in the gallery as GOP 'skinny' Obamacare bill dies in Senate

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Senate Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act in a dramatic late-night vote on Capitol Hill.

  • A joint statement issued Thursday offers fewer details than the guidelines the White House released in April. The team includes Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. House and Senate committees hope to draft tax code legislation this fall.

  • Senator Mitch McConnell during a press conference on February 11, 2016.

    Three GOP votes — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and John McCain of Arizona — sank the measure in a 49-51 vote.

  • WASHINGTON— Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. McConnell put the health bill on hold and announced that the Senate would move onto other legislation next week.

  • The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health law, dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump and the GOP agenda. John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine voted with Democrats to defeat the measure. It's a legislative maneuver so the Senate can pass a bill that a House-Senate...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accompanied by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), speaks with reporters following the successful vote to open debate on a health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 25, 2017.

    Senate Republicans released their latest Obamacare repeal bill late Thursday just hours before a planned vote on the proposal.

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- A proposed border tax in the House of Representatives was killed on Thursday, bringing relief to retailers and other large importers whose profits faced threats and removing a hurdle that had kept negotiations on the long-promised Republican overhaul of the U.S. tax code from advancing. It was meant to discourage companies from...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- A Republican proposal in the House of Representatives to institute a border tax on imported items has been killed, party leaders said on Thursday, saying they did so as part of a tax overhaul deal struck between congressional and administration negotiators. The Big Six is comprised of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Gary Cohn, the head...

  • U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks at his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2017.

    Top Republicans driving the GOP tax reform effort have given up on border adjustment.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a press conference after a closed-door Senate GOP conference meeting on Capitol Hill, June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    AHIP said "uncertainty" in the individual health insurance market would not be resolved by skinny Obamacare repeal.

  • It's a legislative maneuver so the Senate can pass a bill that a House-Senate conference committee can use as the base to try to work out a comprehensive "repeal and replace" measure. House Speaker Paul Ryan had said the House is willing to negotiate with the Senate. Two Republican senators say House Speaker Paul Ryan's statement that the House is willing to...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin another push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • New Orleans Mayor Landrieu: Senate 'torturing' itself into a pretzel trying to take health-care away

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) says lawmakers in Washington need to get together with state governors and mayors to come up with a bipartisan solution to health care.

  • 'Disturbing' to pass health-care bill nobody has seen: Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress

    Neera Tandan, Center for American Progress, shares her concerns about the Republicans' "skinny" health-care plan.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), arrives at the US Capitol on July 18, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche takes a look at what's inside the Senate's revised version of the health-care bill. Also President Trump celebrates a new deal to bring a Foxconn factory to Wisconsin.

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...