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Legislation Lobbyists

  • MADISON, Wis.— Taxes on a type of cigar that looks like a cigarette may be going up in Wisconsin. Cigarettes in Wisconsin are taxed at a rate of $2.52 per pack, while the tax on a 20- pack of little cigars is based on the wholesale price and usually around 78 cents. Kooyenga wants both to be taxed at a rate of $2.52 per pack.

  • PARIS, May 17- Green activist Nicolas Hulot was appointed as the minister responsible for environment and energy in the new French government on Wednesday, sending the share price of nuclear utility EDF down as much as seven percent. But the appointment of Hulot- France's best-known environmental campaigner and a former television documentary maker- as...

  • PARIS, May 17- Green activist Nicolas Hulot was appointed as the minister responsible for environment and energy in the new French government on Wednesday, sending the share price of nuclear utility EDF down as much as seven percent. But the appointment of Hulot, France's best-known environmental campaigner and a former television documentary maker, as...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- Major U.S. multinationals are pushing the Trump administration to deepen the tax break it has already tentatively proposed on $2.6 trillion in corporate profits being held offshore, a key piece in Washington's intricate tax reform puzzle. As President Donald Trump tries to deliver on his campaign promise to overhaul the tax code, lobbyists...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- Makan Delrahim, who was chosen by President Donald Trump to be the top U.S. antitrust regulator, said on Wednesday that he would maintain independence from the White House in enforcing antitrust law. In a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee overshadowed by repercussions over Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, May 8- Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election and his plans to swiftly implement structural reforms is a boon for Paris in its efforts to attract banks and other financial service companies seeking to move operations out of Britain, the head of lobbying group Paris Europlace said on Monday. Britain's decision to leave the...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, May 8- Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election and his plans to swiftly implement structural reforms is a boon for Paris in its efforts to attract banks and other financial service companies seeking to move operations out of Britain, the head of lobbying group Paris Europlace said on Monday. Britain's decision to leave the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- The U.S. Congress, bitterly divided for years along party lines, may be mapping a bipartisan path forward that skirts around President Donald Trump when he refuses to engage constructively with lawmakers, Democrats and some lobbyists said on Monday. It had Democratic fingerprints all over it, even though Republicans control Congress and the...

  • Some Washington policy analysts viewed the White House plan as likely to fall well short of a full-scale tax reform and as damaging to prospects for a thorough tax code overhaul in 2017.. One veteran tax lobbyist said Congress and the White House still were likely to strike a tax deal this year. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council...

  • President Donald Trump's two tax policy chiefs were slated to go to Capitol Hill late on Tuesday to meet with top lawmakers as Washington dug for details on an impending Trump tax plan. Some Washington policy analysts viewed the White House plan as likely to fall well short of a full-scale tax reform and damaging to prospects for a thorough tax code overhaul in...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- President Donald Trump's two tax policy chiefs were slated to go to Capitol Hill late on Tuesday to meet with top lawmakers as Washington dug for details on an impending Trump tax plan. One veteran tax lobbyist said Congress and the White House were still likely to strike a tax deal this year. Meeting Mnuchin and Cohn along with McConnell will...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 13- To stop President Donald Trump from undermining Obamacare, Democratic Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is considering an approach that has worked against the administration on immigration: using Trump's own words against him. Trump said he would let the Affordable Care Act "explode" after Republicans failed...

  • WASHINGTON, April 12- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan's tax reform blueprint appears to be losing its status as the likely framework for the first major tax overhaul since 1986, with rival approaches emerging from the White House, Senate and other quarters in Congress. We are going to formulate our own policies, " White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told CNBC in...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. hospital stocks dropped on Tuesday as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said they were considering a renewed push to repeal and replace Obamacare, after the effort failed last week. Sector stocks had gained after Republicans on Friday pulled legislation to gut the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often dubbed Obamacare, and said...

  • Thomas Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    The battle over Obamacare is causing a rift not only on Capitol Hill. The business community is divided, too.

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- R. Alexander Acosta, tapped by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Labor Department, on Wednesday told a Senate panel he had reservations about an overtime rule put in place by the Obama administration, saying its effect on the economy needed to be considered. At his confirmation hearing, Acosta conceded it was unfortunate the existing...

  • President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order rolling back regulations from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law on Wall Street reform at the White House in Washington February 3, 2017.

    Lobbyists say they are facing the reality that bank deregulation legislation will have to wait behind healthcare reform and taxes.

  • Even if Congress does look to rewrite the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, it is unlikely to muster enough votes in the Senate for the strong across-the-board overhaul industry leaders had hoped for, roughly a half dozen lobbyists told Reuters in recent interviews. But they see short-term hopes for less stringent oversight by agencies like the Federal Reserve or the...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, March 17- Makan Delrahim, a veteran lobbyist on President Donald Trump's transition team, is expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division, two sources familiar with the vetting process told Reuters on Friday. Delrahim is expected to move to the Justice Department after finishing up in the White House...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, March 17- Makan Delrahim, a veteran lobbyist on President Donald Trump's transition team, is expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division, two sources familiar with the vetting process told Reuters on Friday. Delrahim is expected to move to the Justice Department after finishing up in the White House...