Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) said Monday she would not seek her party's nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is widely viewed as one of the most vulnerable senators seeking re-election next fall.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) said Monday she would not seek her party's nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is widely viewed as one of the most vulnerable senators seeking re-election next fall.
Senate GOP leaders on Thursday unveiled the latest version of their bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act as they seek to appease both conservative and centrist holdouts before a planned procedural vote next week.
Senate GOP leaders on Thursday unveiled the latest version of their bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act as they seek to appease both conservative and centrist holdouts before a planned procedural vote next week.
Republican tax writers are considering writing rules into their reform package aimed at preventing large companies from taking advantage of pass-through business tax rates intended for small businesses, Rep. Peter Roskam said Thursday.
Republican tax writers are considering writing rules into their reform package aimed at preventing large companies from taking advantage of pass-through business tax rates intended for small businesses, Rep. Peter Roskam said Thursday.
The conservative group Freedom Partners is for the first time targeting individual lawmakers involved in the tax-reform debate, with digital advertisements calling for them to support a proposal that does not include a border adjustable tax on imports.
The conservative group Freedom Partners is for the first time targeting individual lawmakers involved in the tax-reform debate, with digital advertisements calling for them to support a proposal that does not include a border adjustable tax on imports.
Legislation that would expand the tax credit for carbon capture, allowing companies to retain incentives to invest in the costly technology, was introduced on Wednesday with bipartisan support from 25 senators.
Legislation that would expand the tax credit for carbon capture, allowing companies to retain incentives to invest in the costly technology, was introduced on Wednesday with bipartisan support from 25 senators.
As a House subcommittee prepares to mark up a Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would fund President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer on Wednesday reiterated Democratic opposition to putting taxpayers on the hook for its construction.
As a House subcommittee prepares to mark up a Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would fund President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer on Wednesday reiterated Democratic opposition to putting taxpayers on the hook for its construction.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday told House lawmakers she would be open to discussing her potential renomination as head of the central bank if President Donald Trump decided to offer her a second term.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday told House lawmakers she would be open to discussing her potential renomination as head of the central bank if President Donald Trump decided to offer her a second term.
After Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to cancel two weeks of the Senate's August recess, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus said the House should postpone its own break until three demands are met.
After Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to cancel two weeks of the Senate's August recess, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus said the House should postpone its own break until three demands are met.
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Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

President Donald Trump defended his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., after it was revealed that in June 2016 he met with a Russian lawyer who has ties to the Kremlin. The meeting came after he was led to believe the lawyer would provide damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and that the information was part of the Russian government’s effort to assist his father’s presidential campaign. The meeting included a Russian-American lawyer who’s a former Russian intelligence officer

Washington Brief: Trump Says He Didn’t Learn of Son’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer Until This Week

President Donald Trump said he did not hear “until a couple of days ago” about a June 2016 meeting between his son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer who might have had damaging information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He also said he spent more than 20 minutes of his two-hour meeting last week with Russian President Vladimir Putin pressing him on election meddling.

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

The Supreme Court allowed part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to take effect, while saying the temporary restrictions could not be imposed on people who have a “bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the United States. Hawaii brought forth a legal challenge that asked a federal judge to clarify whether the Department of Homeland Security violated the Supreme Court’s instructions regarding which family members qualify as having bona fide relationships.

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