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  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, June 7- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Wednesday it is not yet clear how big a tax cut Congress can deliver through tax reform, despite calls by President Donald Trump and other Republicans for steep reductions in business tax rates. But the White House says a detailed proposal is not expected until September, allowing...

  • 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...

  • Among the group's recommendations for the Senate include maintaining the expansion of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled, while also limiting federal spending for certain populations, according to a copy of the proposal. Members of the group, which include governors from Utah, Tennessee and Michigan, are also now...

  • Robert Lighthizer speaks after he was sworn as U.S. Trade Representative during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, May 15, 2017.

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will talk to key lawmakers about reopening NAFTA.

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than 100 days after his nomination have set back...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than 100 days after his nomination have set back...

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- A 20 percent import tax, backed by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives, is unlikely to win enough support from the Senate Finance Committee to be part of any Senate tax reform bill, the panel's Republican chairman said on Tuesday. The comment by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah is the strongest sign yet of the daunting legislative...

  • GOP Republican Candidate Rand Paul

    After the House passed the American Health Care act, these senators will be pivotal in determining its future, Vox reports.

  • With financial markets eagerly anticipating a White House tax plan, Trump will also call for a sharp cut in the top rate on pass-through businesses, including many small business partnerships and sole proprietorships, to 15 percent from 39.6 percent, an administration official said. "We're driving this a little bit more," a senior White House official told a...

  • Trump intends for his blueprint, which will fall short of the kind of comprehensive tax reform that Republicans have long discussed, to be a guidepost for lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. "We're driving this a little bit more," a senior White House official told a group of reporters late on Tuesday. Mnuchin has been leading 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...

  • Unicorn

    A 15 percent corporate tax rate looks to be a non-starter on Capitol Hill.

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday delayed a scheduled vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, the committee's chairman, said he hoped the nomination of Robert Lighthizer for the administration's top trade negotiating job could be taken up after Congress' two-week Easter break ends on...

  • Scott Gottlieb

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb said he'd use his drug industry experience as a force to improve the FDA.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference after Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act act known as Obamacare, prior to a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 24, 2017.

    After their humiliating loss on health care, Republicans in Congress could use a quick victory on a big issue. It won't be an overhaul of the tax code.