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Trump Returning to Rallies After West Wing Shake-Up, Kushner Testimony
 

It’s a busy week at the White House following Friday’s West Wing shake-up with the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director and the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is on the Hill on Monday to testify behind closed doors about his meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, shortly before the president heads back to the campaign trail with a rally in Youngstown, Ohio. See the video for Roll Call White House reporter John T. Bennett’s analysis of the week ahead.

Republican Opposition to Health Care Bill Mounts
McConnell’s margins appear to be slipping

From left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., conclude a news conference after the Senate Policy luncheon in the Capitol on June 27, 2017, where McConnell told senators there would be no vote on the health care bill this week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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Republican opposition to legislation to overhaul the U.S. health insurance system grew after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chose to delay a vote on the measure until after the upcoming Fourth of July recess, a sign of the challenges GOP leadership faces in crafting legislation with support solely from their own party.

Republicans Vent About Lack of Health Care Details
Majority leader is driving the process as member frustration mounts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has kept details of the massive rewrite of the health insurance under lock and key. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

BY JOE WILLIAMS AND NIELS LESNIEWSKI

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken full control of the chamber’s effort to rewrite the U.S. health insurance system, prompting frustrated Republican members to vent their dissatisfaction over the secretive process.

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Spicer Says Trump Will Follow Through on Campaign Promises
President-elect has ‘every intention,’ RNC communications director says

Sean Spicer, communications director for the Republican National Committee, said President-elect Donald Trump is committed to fulfilling his campaign promises. (Meredith Dake-O’Connor/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President-elect Donald Trump already appears to be pulling back on some of his campaign promises. But Sean Spicer, communications director of the Republican National Committee, said Trump will follow through on his campaign rhetoric.

Speaking at an RNC press briefing on Monday, Spicer was asked whether Trump voters expect him to follow through on his more controversial policies, such as building a wall along the southern border or prosecuting Hillary Clinton.