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Politics Paul Ryan

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- President Donald Trump's zeal to unveil a tax plan before his 100th day in office is raising questions about just how thorough his "tax reform" plans will be, amid signals that his focus for now is on slashing tax rates. But he has yet to introduce a major bill to the Republican-controlled Congress on any topic or win passage of someone else's...

  • WASHINGTON— Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump's border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Congress must pass a $1 trillion catch-all spending bill to pay for all agencies of government by midnight Friday or trigger a partial shutdown the next day, which...

  • Supporters of French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron celebrate after the results of the first round of the presidential election, on April 23, 2017 at the Parc des Expositions in Paris.

    You might think market risks are declining, but pay close attention to these four themes.

  • BERLIN, April 23- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is not worried by the prospect of cuts to corporate tax rates in the United States he told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington. "If the United States lowers its corporate taxes to European or international levels that won't bother...

  • President Donald Trump (C) waves with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) as they walk from the White House to the US Treasury Department in Washington, DC, April 21, 2017.

    Trump said there is "no particular rush" to vote on health care or tax reform.

  • Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats threatened to shut down the government over the issue in December, but they retreated after winning a four-month extension that preserves benefits through April 30. "We will use every vehicle we can, every pathway we can, to make sure we do not leave here... until we have our miners protected," he said in a speech on the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage U.S. companies from relocating overseas to cut their tax bills. The process has begun long ago, but it really formally begins on Wednesday, "Trump said during a visit to the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump, striving to make good on a top campaign promise, is pushing his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass revamped healthcare legislation but the same intraparty squabbling that torpedoed it last month could do it again. Trump on Friday played down the need for Congress to act on the legislation before he...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage U.S. companies from relocating overseas to cut their tax bills. The process has begun long ago, but it really formally begins on Wednesday, "Trump said during a visit to the...

  • *White House plays down next week as goal for passage. WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump, striving to make good on a top campaign promise, is pushing his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass revamped healthcare legislation but the same intraparty squabbling that torpedoed it last month could do it again. White House spokesman Sean Spicer on...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- A free trade deal between Britain and the United States would be "relatively straightforward" to negotiate because the two countries are similar, high-wage economies with floating exchange rates, British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Friday. Speaking to reporters at the British Embassy in Washington during the International...

  • President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) during a luncheon at the Congress of Tomorrow Republican Member Retreat last January.

    "The House doesn't sense a lot of urgency to the economic plan is the way I look at it," Jim Cramer says.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress face their first major budget test next week, with the threat of a U.S. government shutdown potentially hinging on his proposed Mexican border wall as well as Obamacare funding. With Republicans controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, keeping the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- British Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Friday that he believes the concept of a U.S.- UK free trade has strong support in both the Trump administration and in the U.S. Congress, led by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Hammond told reporters in Washington that he sees a "high-level commitment" in Washington for a comprehensive deal covering both...

  • WASHINGTON— Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The White House optimism is driven largely by a deal brokered by leaders of the conservative Freedom Caucus and the moderate Tuesday Group aimed at giving states more flexibility to pull out...

  • A White House official said on Thursday that Trump will issue an executive order directing the Treasury on the tax issues. He will also issue two memoranda asking for reviews of two parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law- the Orderly Liquidation Authority that sets out how big banks can wind down during a crisis and the Financial Stability...

  • "Some of the lowering in rates is going to be offset by less deductions and simpler taxes," Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said in a question-and-answer session on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings in Washington. Mnuchin said dynamic scoring could give Trump and Congress a $2 trillion revenue cushion for the first...

  • WASHINGTON— Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could be achieved in the House next week. The White House optimism is driven largely by a deal brokered by leaders of the conservative Freedom Caucus and the moderate Tuesday Group aimed at giving states more flexibility...

  • KENOSHA, Wis.— In a story April 18 about a U.S.- Canada dispute over milk, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Canada had begun imposing import taxes on U.S. ultra-filtered milk. Canada changed its policy on pricing its domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products including ultra-filtered milk that...

  • House GOP circulating new health bill proposal

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on a potential health care bill out of Washington.