The Senate voted 51-48 on Thursday to approve a measure instructing both chambers' committees to draft legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The outgoing president quoted Atticus Finch and highlighted accomplishments such as the legalization of same-sex marriage, health-care reform, and foreign policy work with Iran and Cuba.
President Obama will return to Chicago for his farewell speech Tuesday night. Aides say the address will be a 'call to action.'
Sen. Bob Corker is respected by Republicans and Democrats and is often a key cog in bipartisan efforts. He's bullish on Rex Tillerson, cautious on Russian hacking, and surprised by Trump's cellphone habits.
Major hurdles stand between the proposed constitutional amendment and its ratification, but proponents argue Americans are ready and asking for the overhaul.
Newly sworn-in North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper plans to circumvent a 2013 law barring state officials from expanding Medicaid coverage, marking a push to secure Affordable Care Act funding before President Obama leaves office.