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Politics Oct 26House passes $4T budget in step forward for Trump tax plan
The 216-212 vote permits Republicans to begin work on a follow-up $1.5 trillion tax cut and move it through Congress without fear of blocking tactics by Democrats.
Nation Oct 24Senate passes $36.5 billion disaster aid bill
The Senate passed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure Tuesday to refill disaster accounts, provide a much-needed cash infusion to Puerto Rico, and bail out the federal flood insurance program.
Politics Oct 19Trump sees Republican budget as path to massive tax cuts
The $4 trillion plan shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's tax cut drive, with conservatives and moderates on board. The nonbinding budget plan would set the stage for tax legislation later this year that could pass through…
Politics Oct 16Thad Cochran absent from Congress due to illness
The GOP veteran from Mississippi, 79, has been absent from Washington for a month.
Politics Oct 12House set to pass $36.5 billion for hurricane, wildfire relief
The House is on track to backing President Donald Trump's request for billions more in disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat.
Politics Oct 11McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees
Conservative activists such as the Judicial Crisis Network have been increasingly frustrated with the slow pace on judicial nominees.
Nation Oct 04Trump administration asks Congress for $29 billion in disaster aid
The federal flood insurance program is on track to run out of money to pay claims during the week of Oct. 23.
Politics Oct 04How GOP budget plans could help the Republican push for tax reform
Senator Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, warned that while he’s supporting deficit-financed tax cuts for now as a way to deal with arcane Senate rules, he won’t vote for the subsequent tax legislation if it blows a hole…
Politics Sep 26Trump, GOP consider surtax on wealthy, doubling standard deduction
On the eve of the grand rollout of the plan, details emerged on Capitol Hill on Tuesday while Trump personally appealed to House Republicans and Democrats at the White House to get behind his proposal.
Politics Sep 19AP Report: GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5 trillion plan on tax cuts
WASHINGTON — Top Republicans on a key Senate panel have reached a tentative agreement on a tax plan that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government’s $20 trillion debt over 10 years, according to congressional officials. Tennessee Sen. Bob…