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  • The bill is sponsored by Democratic Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, Republican Senators Lamar Alexander and Susan Collins and Democratic Representative Dan Kildee. The existing $7,500 EV tax credit, which allows taxpayers to deduct part of the cost of buying an electric car, phases out over 15 months once an automaker hits 200,000 cumulative EV...

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a move aimed at dividing Democrats, set a vote for Tuesday on their "Green New Deal" resolution that seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions by moving the United States off fossil fuels. But the vote, slated for 4 p.m., is occurring before the plan has had the chance for a national debate or...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

    GOP senators "are not voting on constitutionality or precedent," but on "Border Security & the Wall," Trump tweets.

  • Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced he would support a measure to terminate Trump's national emergency declaration, joining three of his Republican colleagues.

  • Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

    Lawmakers are proposing a massive overhaul to the student debt system, in which borrowers' monthly bills would be automatically deducted from their paychecks.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Republican senators on Wednesday urged the top U.S. trade negotiator to counsel President Donald Trump against formally terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement as a way to pressure Congress to act quickly to approve a replacement deal. Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, told reporters it would be "immeasurably harder if the...

  • President Donald Trump is likely to move ahead with tariffs on imported vehicles, a move that could prompt the European Union to agree a new trade deal, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley on Wednesday. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on trade issues, said he did not like new tariffs but "they are a fact of life when Trump is in the White...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 21- The U.S. government was to begin a partial shutdown at midnight on Friday after Republican senators failed to muster the votes needed to approve $5 billion that President Donald Trump wants for a border wall fiercely opposed by Democrats. "President Trump has thrown a temper tantrum and now has us careening towards a' Trump shutdown' over...

  • "President Trump has thrown a temper tantrum and now has us careening towards a' Trump shutdown' over Christmas," Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor. Hours before the midnight deadline, lawmakers met with Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials in a last-ditch effort to find a compromise funding bill acceptable to...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 21- The U.S. government was headed toward a partial shutdown at midnight on Friday after President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the Senate failed to muster the votes needed to approve $5 billion he has demanded for a border wall fiercely opposed by Democrats. They, in turn, put the blame squarely on him for his Thursday demand for wall...

  • President Donald Trump conceded on Friday there was a good chance the Senate would not approve his demand for $5 billion toward funding his border wall project and that there probably would be a government shutdown beginning at midnight. "President Trump, you own the shutdown," he said on the Senate floor. " Trump had summoned Senate Republicans to the White House...

  • Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

    In a statement, Alexander said, "it is time for someone else to have that privilege" of representing Tennessee in the Senate.

  • Fentanyl Citrate, a CLASS II Controlled Substance.

    The agreement between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping reached at the G-20 summit to prevent the flow of illegal fentanyl from China to the United States has been greeted with cautious optimism by lawmakers and experts.

  • President Donald Trump (L) gives a thumbs up to the media as he is greeted by Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau during the G7 official welcome at Le Manoir Richelieu on day one of the G7 meeting on June 8, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada.

    Senate Republicans want to vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement in the lame-duck session of Congress. But they need President Trump to finalize the deal. 

  • Trump said on Twitter that trade discussions with China were "moving along nicely," and that he planned to meet with Xi on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit, after the two had a "very good" phone discussion. Bloomberg later reported, citing people familiar with the matter, that Trump wants to reach a trade agreement with China at the G20 meeting and that after the...

  • Trump said on Twitter that trade discussions with China were "moving along nicely," and that he planned to meet with Xi on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit, after the two had a "very good" phone discussion. In comments to state media, Xi said he hoped China and the United States would be able to promote a steady and healthy relationship, and that he was willing to...

  • Trump said on Twitter that trade discussions with China were "moving along nicely" and that he planned to meet with Xi on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit, after the two had a "very good" phone discussion. In comments to state media, Xi said he hoped China and the United States would be able to promote a steady and healthy relationship, and that he was willing to...

  • Earlier on Thursday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told a group of visiting U.S. politicians that China and the United States could overcome their differences and get relations back on track if they worked together in a spirit of mutual respect. China and the United States are locked in an increasingly bitter trade war, and both countries have already placed...

  • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaking on CNBC's Closing Bell on July 25th, 2018.

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will have the “full backing” of the European Union as he works out a reasonable trade deal with President Donald Trump, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told CNBC. 

  • Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

    In June, Trump threatened to slap a 20 percent tariff on imports from members of the European Union if that bloc's trade barriers are "not soon broken down and removed."