Prescription drug prices are skyrocketing, jumping nine percent per year from 2008 to 2016. According to reports, these costs have left the average American paying nearly $1,200 out of pocket per year. U.S. senators tried to pass a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would have lowered the price of prescription drugs by penalizing corporations that mimic anti-competitive practices.
After years of debate in the White House and Congress, DACA has finally made its way to the Supreme Court. After one day of oral arguments, however, justices appear divided. The program was implemented via executive order by former President Barack Obama.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blocked a resolution to keep the identity of the whistleblower secret. Paul accused Democrats of “selective outrage,” adding they are determined on removing the president from office. The Kentucky lawmaker is now proposing his own legislation, which would let President Trump face his accuser.
With a looming government shutdown just a month away, Democrats fear it could be weaponized against their ongoing impeachment effort.