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Paul Ryan told Fox News Sunday that he will seek changes to the Republican health care bill after the CBO found it would cause higher premiums for people in their 50s and 60s.

The Speaker disputes that analysis, but says the GOP plan "should offer more assistance than what the bill currently does." Ryan added that there are other possible revisions to come before Thursday's vote.

Meanwhile Republican senators are coming out against the bill for different (and possibly irreconcilable) reasons.

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Both chambers of Congress on Thursday voted to grant retired Gen. Lloyd Austin a waiver to lead the Pentagon, clearing the path to confirmation for President Biden's nominee for defense secretary.

Why it matters: Austin's nomination received pushback from some lawmakers, including Democrats, who cited a law that requires officers be out of the military for at least seven years before taking the job — a statute intended to reinforce the tradition of civilian control of the Pentagon.

McConnell proposes February impeachment trial

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is proposing that the impeachment trial of former President Trump begin in mid-February to allow for due process.

Why it matters: The impeachment trial is likely to grind other Senate business to a halt, including the confirmation process for President Biden's Cabinet nominees.