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Senate GOP Looking for Budget Deal to Open Way to Tax Redo

Senate GOP Looking for Budget Deal to Open Way to Tax Redo

By Marcy Gordon | Sep 12
Pushing toward the Republicans' prime goal of tax legislation, the GOP Senate leader and members of the Budget Committee are scrambling to come up with a budget deal to clear the way for the first tax overhaul in three decades.

Trump-McConnell Feud Does Little to Jump Start Stalled Agenda

Trump-McConnell Feud Does Little to Jump Start Stalled Agenda

By Julie Bykowicz and Erica Werner | Aug 12
Asked if McConnell should consider stepping aside or retiring, an outcome some conservatives are openly clamoring for, the president's response was far from a vote of confidence.

GOP Favor Dropping Tax Beneficial to Blue States

GOP Favor Dropping Tax Beneficial to Blue States

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Jul 25
Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. Why? A look at the states that benefit the most from the tax break helps explain it - they are all Democratic.

Analysis: Congressional GOP Coming to Grips with Failure

Analysis: Congressional GOP Coming to Grips with Failure

By Erica Werner | Jul 21
A brutal reality is settling over Capitol Hill: The Republican effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," which has consumed the first six months of the Trump administration, may never yield results.

A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 22
Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on.

Illinois Governor Calls Special Session to Force Budget Deal

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 17
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called state legislators back to the Capitol for a special session starting next week to hammer out a budget deal and end an unprecedented impasse that could enter a third year.

Top Republican Seeks Action Now to Steady Insurance Markets

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 12
A senior House Republican on Thursday called for immediate action to stabilize shaky health insurance markets around the country, amid concerns that the GOP could get blamed for rising premiums and dwindling choice next year.

GOP Controls Federal Government but Struggles to Govern

By Thomas Beaumont and Bill Barrow | Mar 27
The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era.

Senate Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Guarding Your Online Info

By Tali Arbel and Richard Lardner | Mar 25
The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information.

Ryan's Gambit: Second Health Care Bill to Woo the Reluctant

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram | Mar 15
House Republicans are working on a companion to their bill replacing "Obamacare," a legislative second act that would ease cross-state sale of health insurance and limit jury awards for pain and suffering in malpractice lawsuits.

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