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A closer look at the GOP tax plans

December 5, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The House bill makes the new lower tax rates permanent while the Senate bill allows them to sunset in 2025, and House Republicans like that the Senate bill repeals the individual health insurance mandate, which would allow the GOP to finally chip away at Obamacare. But Democrats say Republicans are rushing and making mistakes.
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GOP holdouts appear to inch closer to voting 'yes' on tax bill

November 29, 2017
Ylan Mui | CNBC
Republican lawmakers remain focused on gaining support to pass a bill on tax reform.
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Trump pushes skeptical Republicans on tax plan

November 28, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
President Trump goes to Capitol Hill Tuesday in a new push for his biggest domestic priority: the tax overhaul. Senate Republicans hope for a vote this week on a bill, but it's not clear if they will have enough support for it to pass.
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Senate tax debate gets heated

November 18, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
One day after House Republicans passed a tax overhaul bill, the Senate version cleared a key committee today on a straight party line vote. This followed 25 hours of debate that got heated at the end.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill

November 17, 2017
The panelists discussed the status of the Mueller investigation and where Sessions stands with President Donald Trump.
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Senators get into heated dispute over GOP tax plan

November 17, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
A shouting match erupted in the Senate over the Republican tax overhaul, with Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown and Utah Republican Orrin Hatch arguing Thursday night over who benefits from the GOP plan. The heated exchange came after Republicans successfully voted to move the bill to the Senate floor.
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A Wave Is a Comin'

November 17, 2017
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
Getting a tax bill across the finish line isn’t going to be enough to change the mood of the country. It is going to take something much more significant to do that. A good economy is helpful to the GOP as it can cut down on some of the headwinds coming at them right now. But, it’s not clear to me that it’s enough to fundamentally alter the way voters see Congress, the GOP and the President.
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