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  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives vowed on Tuesday to complete tax reform in 2017, saying that President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans in Congress cannot allow the chance to overhaul the U.S. tax code to slip. In remarks for a speech to U.S. manufacturers released by his office, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to reassure business leaders on Tuesday that tax reform is on track for this year, despite repeated delays and a string of political distractions from President Donald Trump. He will underscore the need for international corporate tax reforms in remarks to the National...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries. A decision on how to handle these in tax legislation could come before Congress leaves town for its one-week July 4...

  • WASHINGTON— A key part of House Republicans' plan to overhaul the way corporations pay taxes is on life support, leaving lawmakers scrambling to save one of President Donald Trump's biggest priorities and increasing the chances the GOP will simply pass a tax cut instead of overhauling the tax code. A proposed tax on imports is central to the GOP plan to lower the...

  • Dozens of health care activists protest in front of a Harlem charter school before the expected visit of House Speaker Paul Ryan on May 9, 2017 in New York City.

    The left doesn't know what health bill they're fighting against, because Senate Republicans haven't yet released it, Vox reports.

  • President Donald Trump gives a speech on healthcare in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 13, 2017.

    Trump and Congressional Republicans campaigned on a promise to repeal Obamacare, but have found doing so is taking longer than expected.

  • The president's criticism, at a White House lunch with 15 GOP senators, also came as Senate Republican leaders' attempts to write their own health care package have been slowed by disagreements between their party's conservatives and moderates. Facing expected unanimous Democratic opposition, Republicans will be unable to pass a Senate bill if just three of...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump's plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions, sparing the new Republican administration an embarrassing defeat. "Today's vote total would've been unthinkable not long ago, but Congress is...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- U.S. senators said on Monday they were close to an agreement on legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia, including a possible provision that would prevent the White House from easing sanctions without congressional approval. Democrats and Republicans on the Foreign Relations and Banking Committees have been negotiating for about...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- The Trump administration and top Republicans in U.S. Congress are within a few weeks of agreeing on central aspects of a tax overhaul plan that will determine the contours of legislation now expected in September, an administration official told Reuters this week. But after 20 weeks in power and numerous distractions, he has yet to offer a tax...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, flanked by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), and Sen. John Thune (R-SD), speaks to the media after the weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill May 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Senate leaders presented their 52-member conference with a broad outline of what a health care bill could look like for the first time.

  • In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer, after the House of Representatives passed its own version in May. The gathering included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and his No. 2, Senator John Cornyn, along with House Speaker Paul Ryan...

  • In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer, after the House of Representatives passed its own version in May. The gathering included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and his No. 2, Senator John Cornyn, along with House Speaker Paul Ryan...

  • In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer. The gathering included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, his No. 2, Senator John Cornyn along with House Speaker Paul Ryan and his deputies, Representatives Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise.

  • Senior Republicans suggested the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer. The party's senators will discuss options for the legislation at a weekly policy luncheon on Tuesday, said John Cornyn, the No.2 Republican in the Senate. Whatever the White House's efforts to push ahead with policy plans, there will be a spotlight on...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The White House is hoping to kick-start its stalled legislative agenda with congressional action on healthcare reform this summer that will clear the way for lawmakers to begin work on a major tax bill after the Sept. 4 Labor Day holiday, an administration official said on Monday. Congress will then turn its focus to overhauling the tax code in...

  • The White House is hoping to kick-start its stalled legislative agenda with congressional action on health-care reform this summer.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The investigation into alleged ties between President Donald Trumps election campaign and Russia is threatening to dampen already flagging momentum for the presidents legislative agenda of rolling back Obamacare and overhauling the tax code. With the Senate convening on Monday and the House of Representatives on Tuesday for a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The investigation into alleged ties between President Donald Trumps election campaign and Russia is threatening to dampen already flagging momentum for the presidents legislative agenda of rolling back Obamacare and overhauling the tax code. With the Senate convening on Monday and the House of Representatives on Tuesday for a...

  • Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday urged the Republican-controlled Congress to complete the job of dismantling Obamacare this summer and move on quickly to another big-ticket item on President Donald Trump's agenda: tax cuts. "First and foremost, this summer, this Congress must come together and heed the president's leadership, and we must repeal and...