Bills on family leave proposed with female voters in mind

Mar 18, 2019
With divided government, getting family-leave or sick-day bills out of Congress and to the president is highly unlikely before the 2020 election.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a news conference February 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Gillibrand and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) held a news conference to introduce the "Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act," or FAMILY Act.
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Senate rejects rival Democratic, GOP plans for reopening government

Jan 24, 2019
The Democratic plan received one more vote than the Republican proposal.
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When it comes to the new tax law, lots of people just aren't feelin' it

Oct 17, 2018
Tax cuts have had a greater impact on companies than on individuals.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan looks on as President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform legislation in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Nov. 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Are Republicans softening on carbon taxes?

Sep 12, 2018
A few GOP lawmakers are bucking the party line by backing a tax on CO2 emissions.
The smoke stacks at American Electric Power's Mountaineer coal power plant in New Haven, West Virginia, in 2009.
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GOP donors are revitalized by Republican successes

Jan 31, 2018
Today is the deadline for congressional candidates to file year-end finance reports with the Federal Elections Commission. So far, it’s been a record-breaking fundraising year for Republicans. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Trump's support of earmarks gets a mixed reception

Jan 10, 2018
President Donald Trump, at a bipartisan meeting on immigration yesterday, voiced support for earmarks – the system, effectively banned by the GOP back in 2010, which allowed members of Congress to attach special language to funding bills to direct money…

Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law

Dec 22, 2017
It's the first major tax overhaul since 1986.
President Trump signed an executive order in January that he said he will 'dramatically' reduce small business regulations overall with this executive action.  
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Tax changes could have big effect on housing

Dec 19, 2017
The tax advantages of home ownership would likely be available to wealthier taxpayers, and high tax regions would take the biggest hit.
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The GOP tax plan moves closer to being done

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Dec 13, 2017
House and Senate negotiators agreed on the framework of the GOP tax bill this morning. We know some things about it. The bill will lower the corporate income tax rate to 21 percent. It will let people deduct some state…

Solution for mistakes in a rushed tax bill? Another bill to fix them

Dec 13, 2017
Some Capitol Hill lawmakers say a rushed tax bill is not such a big deal, because a technical corrections bill can happen early next year. But given the uncertain nature of today’s politics, that could be harder or take longer…