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Legislation Lobbyists

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 13- To stop President Donald Trump from undermining Obamacare, Democratic Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is considering an approach that has worked against the administration on immigration: using Trump's own words against him. Trump said he would let the Affordable Care Act "explode" after Republicans failed...

  • WASHINGTON, April 12- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan's tax reform blueprint appears to be losing its status as the likely framework for the first major tax overhaul since 1986, with rival approaches emerging from the White House, Senate and other quarters in Congress. We are going to formulate our own policies, " White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told CNBC in...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. hospital stocks dropped on Tuesday as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said they were considering a renewed push to repeal and replace Obamacare, after the effort failed last week. Sector stocks had gained after Republicans on Friday pulled legislation to gut the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often dubbed Obamacare, and said...

  • Thomas Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    The battle over Obamacare is causing a rift not only on Capitol Hill. The business community is divided, too.

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- R. Alexander Acosta, tapped by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Labor Department, on Wednesday told a Senate panel he had reservations about an overtime rule put in place by the Obama administration, saying its effect on the economy needed to be considered. At his confirmation hearing, Acosta conceded it was unfortunate the existing...

  • Even if Congress does look to rewrite the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, it is unlikely to muster enough votes in the Senate for the strong across-the-board overhaul industry leaders had hoped for, roughly a half dozen lobbyists told Reuters in recent interviews. But they see short-term hopes for less stringent oversight by agencies like the Federal Reserve or the...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, March 17- Makan Delrahim, a veteran lobbyist on President Donald Trump's transition team, is expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division, two sources familiar with the vetting process told Reuters on Friday. Delrahim is expected to move to the Justice Department after finishing up in the White House...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, March 17- Makan Delrahim, a veteran lobbyist on President Donald Trump's transition team, is expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division, two sources familiar with the vetting process told Reuters on Friday. Delrahim is expected to move to the Justice Department after finishing up in the White House...

  • March 16- Six U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday stepped up efforts to get more clarity from the White House and chief of the Environmental Protection Agency on Carl Icahn's role as special adviser on regulations to President Donald Trump. The lawmakers, including Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in letters to the White...

  • Michael Flynn is causing headcaches for the Trump White House

    The White House is facing more questions over former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn admit report that he had done work for the Turkish government before the election.

  • March 8- A government watchdog group, Public Citizen, said on Wednesday it has asked lawmakers to investigate whether Carl Icahn violated lobbying disclosure laws, a complaint the billionaire investor denied and called a "witch hunt." The group said Icahn may have been acting as a lobbyist when he advised President Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. biofuels...

  • March 8- A government watchdog group, Public Citizen, said on Wednesday it has asked lawmakers to investigate whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn should have been subject to lobbying disclosure laws when he advised President Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program. The group said it has made its request for a probe in a letter sent to Congress on...

  • March 8- A government watchdog group, Public Citizen, said on Wednesday it has asked lawmakers to investigate whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn should have been subject to lobbying disclosure laws when he advised President Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program. The group said it has made its request for a probe in a letter sent to Congress on...

  • A watchdog group is calling on lawmakers to investigate Icahn's role with the president

    Public Citizen wants lawmakers to look into Carl Icahn's role within the Trump administration.

  • March 8- A government watchdog group, Public Citizen, said on Wednesday it will ask lawmakers to investigate whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn should have been subject to lobbying disclosure laws when he advised President Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. biofuels program. The group said it would make its request for a probe in a letter to Congress later...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Anthem Inc. and other U.S. health insurers complained to the White House for more than a year that they were losing money on people who waited to sign up for Obamacare coverage until they were sick. And Anthem- the last national insurer playing big in the Obamacare market- is the loudest industry voice in meetings with policymakers who all have...

  • DAKAR, Feb 24- Funds from a dollar bank account in the name of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace, a charity founded by Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh, flowed to Jammeh himself, not to foundation projects, according to bank records and interviews with a former charity official and a former presidential staff member. In 2012 and 2013, over $8 million was paid...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Germany is not worried by the strong demand for its short-dated government bonds but would be willing to issue extra debt if it saw signs of a squeeze that made futures contracts difficult to fulfill, a spokeswoman for its debt office said. The European Central Bank's bond-buying program and upcoming regulatory changes have helped drive...