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06/19/2017: Senators, and their depleted staffs, are reshaping health care in secret
You've probably heard the Senate is working on a health care bill. So far there's no public drafts, no hearing, no CBO score, no nothing. But it's there, according to the small group of Senators who are trying to put it up for a vote before July 4. The whole situation is a conundrum for lobbyists and interest groups. Their whole business is legislation, but how can you get a seat at the table when there is no table? Then, speaking of Congress: rank-and-file members are facing shrinking staffs and an ambitious legislative agenda. What could go wrong? Plus, JAY-Z has a new album coming next week, but you can only hear it if you're on Tidal... or Sprint?…read more