Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) announced on Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2020.
On Thursday, the Department of Labor announced a new rule that aims to help 11 million Americans find coverage by giving more flexibility to employers to offer health insurance coverage.
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D., Wash.) have introduced legislation that attempts to stabilize the insurance market and lower the cost of premiums so Americans have more access to care.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is “supportive of” Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) as a person and for the role he played in reaching a bipartisan health care deal, but added that he does not support the agreement because it “bails out” insurance companies that profited from Obamacare.
Sen. Lamar Alexander’s office said that healthcare takes priority over the confirmation process of the new labor secretary.
A new Obama administration proposal that would ease the process for student loan forgiveness would cost taxpayers up to $42 billion over the next decade, according to administration estimates.
Senate Republicans hope to use their new majority to rein in President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board.
Senate Republicans are attempting to rein in a top federal labor regulator that they claim is serving partisans rather than the public.