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Vice President Mike Pence and his brother Greg Pence, who is the GOP candidate for Indiana's 6th Congressional District. (Left photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, right photo courtesy Greg Pence for Congress)

Pence Military Doctor Who Brought Complaints About Ronny Jackson Resigns
Dr. Jen Peña was among whistleblowers who shared workplace misconduct allegations

Vice President Mike Pence leaves a meeting in the Capitol Visitor Center on May 18, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Dr. Jen Peña, a military physician detailed to Vice President Mike Pence, has resigned following reports that she was among the whistleblowers who brought complaints to the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee about Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the former nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary. 

“The Vice President’s office was informed today by the White House Medical Unit of the resignation,” Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said. “Physicians assigned to the Vice President report to the White House Medical Unit and thus any resignation would go entirely through the Medical Unit, not the Vice President’s office.” 

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The ‘Wait and See’ Caucus vs. the ‘Not Yet’ Quartet
Republicans show wide range of reaction to health care draft

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was one of four Republican senators who said he wouldn’t support the current Senate health care bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The divisions among Senate Republicans on their health care bill to change the U.S. health insurance system can be summed up as the interests of the “Wait and See” caucus versus the “Not Yet” quartet.

Four members on Thursday, just hours after the text of the draft was posted online, said they are “not yet ready” to vote for the proposal that would make significant changes to the Medicaid program and alter some aspects of the current health care law.

Ryan, Pence Promise Tax Overhaul but Offer Few Details
Speaker, vice president ramp up rhetoric on taxes

Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Paul D. Ryan, pictured together before President Donald Trump’s address to Congress in February, spoke about overhauling the tax code during a National Association of Manufacturers summit Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday reiterated a commitment to overhauling the tax code this year but offered no new details on how they plan to do so. 

In separate addresses to a National Association of Manufacturers summit, Ryan and Pence said 2017 is the year Congress will rework the tax system. 

Pence Returns to Health Care Whip Mode
But GOP overhaul effort remains on life support

Vice President Mike Pence met Tuesday with Republican House lawmakers, still hesitating on the GOP health care bill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The Capitol on Tuesday was full of signs that the latest iteration of the GOP health care overhaul was on life support.

In one major indication that things were not going well, Vice President Mike Pence skipped a planned appearance at a trophy ceremony for the Air Force to dash to the Hill and meet with hesitant members, none of whom emerged ready to change their minds.

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)

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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