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Trump’s Cabinet Racks Up ‘No’ Votes in Senate
Congress has delivered more votes against Trump's Cabinet than the last four presidents' Cabinets combined

The most contentious Trump Cabinet vote so far was Betsy DeVos to be Education secretary, where Vice President Mike Pence had to cast a tie-breaking vote to confirm her. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Last updated at 3:25 p.m. on March 2

With the president historically unpopular, Senate Democrats seem to feel free to go on record against his picks to run executive departments.

GOP Leadership Reacts to Flynn Resignation
 

Senate Democrats Plan an All-Nighter Against DeVos

There’s Danger for Democrats, Too, in Obamacare Repeal
Blame for not replacing health care law may end up on everyone’s hands

Vice President-elect Mike Pence, center, and Reince Priebus, incoming White House chief of staff, leave a news conference with Republican senators after the Senate luncheons in the Capitol on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

“So the dog finally caught the car.” That seemed to be the consensus in Washington Wednesday after Vice President-elect Mike Pence and congressional Republicans declared with confidence that they will begin to repeal Obamacare immediately, but struggled to say what Americans could expect as a replacement for the president’s signature health care law, or when.

“It will literally begin on Day One,” Pence promised in a press conference about President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for dismantling Obamacare. But when asked what exactly will happen on Day One, or what the House will eventually vote on, Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan declined to go into detail.  

White House Watch: Uncertainty Surrounds Obamacare Repeal

Capitol Ink | The Best of 2016
View the tumultuous year of 2016 through the satirical lens of RJ Matson

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Trump Team Renounces Climate Change Survey
Transition team requested names of Energy Department employees working on climate change

A spokesman for Donald Trump’s presidential transition team said it had not approved of a survey of Department of Energy workers. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team declared Wednesday that it had disavowed a 74-part survey sent to the Department of Energy requesting the names of civil servants working on climate change.

Inside Man: Pence Emerging as ‘the Key’ to Trump’s Agenda
Ex-House leadership team member speaks fluent policy, knows Hill players

Vice President-elect Mike Pence, center, pictured recently with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, right, and incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is emerging as the Trump administration’s get-things-done guy in Washington. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President-elect Donald Trump has seldom ventured beyond his midtown Manhattan tower since winning the election, delegating responsibilities in Washington to Vice President-elect Mike Pence in what experts say likely is a preview of the next four years.

Trump has not returned to the capital since meeting with President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders on Nov. 10.

Pence: Obamacare Repeal Comes First for Trump
Immigration, taxes, infrastructure to follow on envisioned agenda

Vice President-elect Mike Pence met with incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., in the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Repeal of the 2010 health care law is a top priority as soon as Donald Trump takes office in January, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said in a Sunday television interview.

“Decisions have been made, that, by the president-elect, that he wants to focus out of the gate on repealing Obamacare and beginning the process of replacing Obamacare with the kind of free-market solutions that he campaigned on,” Pence said on “Fox News Sunday.”