Senate Republicans on Thursday pushed ahead on a sweeping revamp of the nation's tax code, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressing confidence of final passage by week's end and a key Republican getting on board.
By Stephen Ohlemacher and Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
The Senate passed a procedural vote to debate the tax bill on Wednesday. The Senate could start voting on amendments as early as Thursday evening. Watch the Senate resume debate over the bill here.
Republicans are working overtime to push their version of a tax reform bill toward final passage. Democrats may be unanimously opposed, but efforts to craft compromises among Republican ranks appears to be paying off. Lisa Desjardins reports.
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
President Donald Trump is expected to speak around 3:30 p.m. ET. Watch live here.
By PBS NewsHour
Republicans need at least some Democratic votes to pass a government funding bill by next week's deadline, but a morning tweet by President Trump prompted the Senate and House minority leaders to refuse a White House meeting. Meanwhile, the GOP…
Both the Senate and House tax overhaul bills could make higher education more expensive for some students, though in different ways. The biggest proposed changes in the House bill would end the deduction for interest paid on student loans, a…
The Republican president had been scheduled to meet Tuesday with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the House’s top Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, to discuss averting a potential end-of-year shutdown.
By Associated Press
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will speak around 3 p.m. ET. Watch live here.
By Associated Press
The Senate Budget Committee voted 12-11 to advance the bill as two committee Republicans who had said they were considering voting against the measure — Bob Corker of Tennessee and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — backed the legislation.
By Lisa Desjardins
Lower-income people stand to lose the most in the Senate GOP tax plan.
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