Conservatives have found themselves at odds over the Paris climate agreement, disagreeing not only about whether the U.S. should stay in the international accord, but also whether the deal was a formal treaty, which would require the Senate to approve it.
Conservatives have found themselves at odds over the Paris climate agreement, disagreeing not only about whether the U.S. should stay in the international accord, but also whether the deal was a formal treaty, which would require the Senate to approve it.
Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee will meet next week to initiate efforts aimed at bringing their tax plan in line with the recently introduced White House outline, Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said Thursday.
Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee will meet next week to initiate efforts aimed at bringing their tax plan in line with the recently introduced White House outline, Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said Thursday.
Top GOP lawmakers involved in telecommunications policy are calling on congressional Democrats and Republicans to draft bipartisan legislation that would maintain the principles of an open internet following Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's announcement Wednesday that the agency will take steps to reverse its 2015 net neutrality rules.
Top GOP lawmakers involved in telecommunications policy are calling on congressional Democrats and Republicans to draft bipartisan legislation that would maintain the principles of an open internet following Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's announcement Wednesday that the agency will take steps to reverse its 2015 net neutrality rules.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) on Thursday said he doesn't expect Consumer Financial Protection Bureau overhauls, a top priority of GOP efforts to roll back the Dodd-Frank law, to attract much Democratic support — a potential dark spot in a broader vision for bipartisan change.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) on Thursday said he doesn't expect Consumer Financial Protection Bureau overhauls, a top priority of GOP efforts to roll back the Dodd-Frank law, to attract much Democratic support — a potential dark spot in a broader vision for bipartisan change.
House Democratic leaders are threatening to oppose a short-term stopgap spending bill that would avert a government shutdown if Republicans decide to vote this week on their plan to overhaul Obamacare.
House Democratic leaders are threatening to oppose a short-term stopgap spending bill that would avert a government shutdown if Republicans decide to vote this week on their plan to overhaul Obamacare.
The Pentagon is investigating retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, according to the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The Pentagon is investigating retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, according to the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Even if House Republicans manage to get enough members of their party on board with the latest version of their health care bill, they will face another battle in the Senate: whether the bill complies with the chamber’s arcane budget rules.
Even if House Republicans manage to get enough members of their party on board with the latest version of their health care bill, they will face another battle in the Senate: whether the bill complies with the chamber’s arcane budget rules.
A Senate panel on Thursday advanced President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration to the Senate floor over the objection of most Democrats on the committee.
A Senate panel on Thursday advanced President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration to the Senate floor over the objection of most Democrats on the committee.
The scope of the net neutrality debate has narrowed substantially. All sides continue to strongly support consumers’ right to be in control of their online experience. All sides also agree government should have the authority to enforce these protections.
The scope of the net neutrality debate has narrowed substantially. All sides continue to strongly support consumers’ right to be in control of their online experience. All sides also agree government should have the authority to enforce these protections.
The VSL quantifies how much people would be willing to pay to save a life. If there were an accurate, objective, and one-size-fits-all measure of the VSL, agencies could use that number to conduct an accurate benefit-cost analysis. A recent study, however, casts doubt on whether the VSL should be considered an accurate tool for policymaking.
The VSL quantifies how much people would be willing to pay to save a life. If there were an accurate, objective, and one-size-fits-all measure of the VSL, agencies could use that number to conduct an accurate benefit-cost analysis. A recent study, however, casts doubt on whether the VSL should be considered an accurate tool for policymaking.
Progress is not a myth. Over the past few decades — and even just the past few years — our nation’s health care system has evolved. More people than ever have access to health care and better treatments. However, one major problem continues to boil under the surface and hinder health outcomes: racial inequity.
Progress is not a myth. Over the past few decades — and even just the past few years — our nation’s health care system has evolved. More people than ever have access to health care and better treatments. However, one major problem continues to boil under the surface and hinder health outcomes: racial inequity.
A Wednesday hearing on the House GOP's plan to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act revealed some disagreement among Republicans over the bill's proposal to repeal limitations on debit card swipe fee limits.
A Wednesday hearing on the House GOP's plan to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act revealed some disagreement among Republicans over the bill's proposal to repeal limitations on debit card swipe fee limits.
President Donald Trump's administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will continue to fund cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, eliminating a major hurdle for congressional negotiators working on a deal to fund the government past Friday.
President Donald Trump's administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will continue to fund cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, eliminating a major hurdle for congressional negotiators working on a deal to fund the government past Friday.
President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday released the core tenets of the White House tax agenda, sketching a general outline that leaves room for many more details, but already shows deviation from the House Republican blueprint.
President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday released the core tenets of the White House tax agenda, sketching a general outline that leaves room for many more details, but already shows deviation from the House Republican blueprint.
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Washington Brief: Trump Tax Plan to Slash Business Rates, Boost Deductions for Individuals

President Donald Trump today is scheduled to outline the pillars of his plan to rewrite the U.S. tax code, with provisions such as lowering the rate for pass-through businesses to 15 percent from 39.6 percent and cutting the corporate rate. He’s not expected to endorse the border adjustment tax sought by House GOP leaders, but he plans to include a tax break for child-care expenses, viewed as a possible sweetener for Democrats.

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