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With shutdown looming, conservative Republicans try pushing back the next spending deadline

December 5, 2017
Erica Werner, Mike DeBonis | The Washington Post
Government funding is set to expire Friday, giving Republicans who control Congress just a few days to shore up support. President Trump and top congressional leaders agreed to meet Thursday afternoon to discuss details of a new year-end spending agreement — just hours before spending runs out.
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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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CFPB lists Mulvaney as Acting Director on website

November 28, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Mick Mulvaney, named by President Trump as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is listed in that role on the CFPB website. He also sits atop the organizational chart on the site.
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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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House on verge of passing GOP tax bill

November 16, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The House is expected to pass a Republican bill Thursday, cutting taxes on businesses and many individuals. One new poll finds 52 percent of Americans disapprove of the GOP tax plan.
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Ivanka gets her way on expanded child tax credit

November 15, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Ivanka Trump achieved her goal in the modified tax bill: an expanded $2,000 child tax credit. She has been lobbying members of Congress for months to get this done; and in the end faced relatively little determined opposition.
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Democrats and some Republicans push back on GOP tax plan

November 3, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
President Trump and House Republicans say their plan for a sweeping overhaul of taxes is a big break for the middle class. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the average family of four would save nearly $1,200 a year. The proposal would add $1.5 trillion to the country's debt over a decade.
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