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Conservatives Plot Payback for Obamacare Repeal Failure
Outside groups warn that Republicans could lose control of Congress

A man holds a sign during an anti-health care overhaul rally in 2010. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

With the effort to repeal the 2010 health care law on the brink of failure, conservatives are warning that the Republican base will abandon the party. And some are already turning on GOP senators holding up the process.

Three GOP senators have said they would not support moving forward with an effort to repeal much of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, which would be enough to block the effort. Conservatives, livid with lawmakers reneging on a seven-year promise to undo the law, say not fulfilling that pledge threatens the GOP majorities in Congress.

Kansas Lawmakers Enter Bathroom Debate
State resolution condemns Obama directive on transgender student rights

Protestors against North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill gathered across the street from the  state legislative building last month. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Conservative lawmakers in Kansas are joining the national debate over transgender rights with an official rebuke of the Obama administration's bathroom directive.  

The state's Republican-controlled House and Senate are working to end their 2016 sessions with a set of actions — including a non-binding Senate resolution scheduled for a vote Wednesday — condemning last month's directive that public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathrooms they choose, according to local media reports.