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  • Ryan: I don't see the CBO as a 'credible number'

    House Speaker Paul Ryan answers questions at an event in Massachusetts.

  • Ryan: We are more unified on tax reform

    House Speaker Paul Ryan answers questions at an event in Massachusetts.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a lunch meeting with Senate Republicans to discuss healthcare at the White House in Washington, July 19, 2017.

    Trump and Republican Congress members never tried to write a bipartisan health-care bill, says Matt Yglesias.

  • LAWRENCE, Mass.— Protesters staged a small but boisterous rally Thursday outside a New Balance sneaker factory in Massachusetts where U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan was expected to discuss Republican plans for tax reform. Paul Ryan is not welcome here. " Laura Hoke of the Andover Unitarian Universalist Church called Ryan's visit to Lawrence "pretty outrageous.

  • MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday they believe could come as soon as the end of the month. Wisconsin is one of several Midwest states vying for Foxconn as it considers building a $7 billion display panel manufacturing...

  • LAWRENCE, Mass.— House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday pitched Republican plans for overhauling the nation's tax code at a shoe factory, as demonstrators outside protested the GOP agenda of scrapping former President Barack Obama's health care law and tax cuts. "Right now, we've got a tax code that no one really understands enforced by an agency that no one really...

  • *Republicans meet behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, July 19- Republicans struggling to agree on healthcare legislation to overhaul Obamacare obeyed U.S. After Trump's exhortation to keep trying, party members met with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price behind closed doors on Wednesday night to try to finally come together on a major...

  • *Republicans meet behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, July 19- President Donald Trump took Senate Republicans to task on Wednesday for failing to reach a deal on overhauling Obamacare, as a new report showed 32 million Americans would lose health insurance if senators opt to repeal the law without a replacement. After Trump's exhortation to keep...

  • Trump gathered 49 Republican senators on Wednesday for a White House lunch after a bill to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act collapsed on Monday after dissent from a handful of the party's conservatives and moderates. After Trump's exhortation, party members met on Capitol Hill with Vice President Mike Pence to try to come together on a major...

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- An aggressive corporate lobbying effort to derail a Republican-backed border tax has forced lawmakers working on tax reform to seek alternatives, Kevin Brady, chairman of the tax-writing U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, said on Wednesday. The proposed border adjustment tax on U.S. companies that move jobs abroad and import products...

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a lunch meeting with Senate Republicans to discuss healthcare at the White House in Washington, July 19, 2017.

    Despite reports of a “death spiral,” Obamacare is alive and well in many states. But the White House could try to weaken it.

  • A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official directs trucks at the Mexico border.

    On Wednesday, the National Retail Federation sent a letter to Congress, titled, "Congress Should Focus on Income Tax Reform, Not BAT."

  • Trucks from Mexico wait to enter the United States at a border crossing point.

    Kevin Brady admitted facing aggressive pushback from industry played a role in scrapping GOP support for a border tax.

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- An aggressive corporate lobbying effort to derail a Republican-backed border tax has forced lawmakers working on tax reform to seek alternatives, Kevin Brady, chairman of the tax-writing U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, said on Wednesday. The proposed border adjustment tax on U.S. companies that move jobs abroad and import products...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    The House will start drafting legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code after lawmakers' upcoming summer recess, Paul Ryan says.

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will start drafting legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code after lawmakers' upcoming summer recess, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday. "The budget that's going through Congress now is just the budget, it's not the actual tax reform bill. That's something that will be...

  • President Donald Trump on Monday, July 17, 2017.

    President Donald Trump is making a last-ditch effort to find some way to revive his party's seemingly failed efforts on the health-care bill.

  • WASHINGTON— A plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control operations has hit turbulence in the House, raising questions about whether one of President Donald Trump's infrastructure priorities can survive. The concept of splitting off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration faces even longer odds in the Senate, but supporters...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called on the Senate to pass some kind of healthcare overhaul bill so lawmakers can move forward to repeal and replace Obamacare, one day after Republicans senators' effort to pass their own plan collapsed. "We'd like to see the Senate move on something" in order to take the next steps in the legislation...

  • President Donald Trump sits in a fire truck while participating in a Made in America event, with companies from 50 states featuring their products, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Monday, July 17, 2017.

    Wall Street should right-size its expectations about what this all-Republican government is likely to achieve: not very much.