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Politics Orrin Hatch

  • President Donald Trump greets Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. takes his seat during a meeting with House and Senate Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 06, 2017.

    Several of McConnell's GOP colleagues threw their support behind him following Trump's attacks.

  • Protestors take part in the 'Tax March' calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax records on April 15, 2017 in New York.

    The White House plans to release a brief document in early- to mid-September outlining a framework for overhauling the U.S. tax code.

  • The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sent warning letters to Utah's congressional delegation. It followed recent lawsuits against the governors of Maryland and Kentucky and President Donald Trump.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said the debate over raising the country's debt ceiling could stretch into September and he sought bipartisan support for the legislation to prevent a government default. "To ensure that we have robust economic growth and promote fiscal discipline, the Trump administration believes...

  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

    U.S. Senate Democrats offered to work with Republicans on a bipartisan tax reform package but only if it does not cut taxes for the wealthy, add to the deficit or allow Republicans to enact legislation on their own.

  • But it adds to growing signs of interest in bipartisan cooperation since the collapse of Republican healthcare legislation in the Senate last week. In an Aug 1 letter to President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in the Senate, 45 lawmakers led by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said a bipartisan effort would raise wages for workers, grow jobs,...

  • "If ObamaCare is hurting people,& it is, why shouldn't it hurt the insurance companies& why should Congress not be paying what public pays?" The White House declined to comment on matter. On Capitol Hill, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said senators were too divided to keep working on healthcare overhaul legislation, and that he and other senior...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration face a challenge reducing the U.S. corporate income tax rate to 25 percent, let alone to the 15 percent rate sought by President Donald Trump, the Senate's top tax law writer said on Monday. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, in an interview with Reuters, said that getting the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration will face a challenge reducing the U.S. corporate income tax rate to 25 percent from 35 percent, let alone to the 15 percent rate being advocated by President Donald Trump, the Senate's top tax law writer told Reuters on Monday. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, discussing the outlook for...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration will face a challenge reducing the U.S. corporate income tax rate to 25 percent from 35 percent, let alone to the 15 percent rate being advocated by President Donald Trump, the Senate's top tax law writer told Reuters on Monday. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, discussing the outlook for...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Monday that senators for now are too divided to keep working on healthcare overhaul legislation and that he and other senior Republicans will take that message to the White House. President Donald Trump has been urging lawmakers not to drop the matter, despite a series of failed...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., leaves a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on July 28, 2017.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday struck an optimistic tone on Republicans' ability to reach a tax reform deal.

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- A proposed border tax in the House of Representatives was killed on Thursday, bringing relief to retailers and other large importers whose profits faced threats and removing a hurdle that had kept negotiations on the long-promised Republican overhaul of the U.S. tax code from advancing. It was meant to discourage companies from...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- A Republican proposal in the House of Representatives to institute a border tax on imported items has been killed, party leaders said on Thursday, saying they did so as part of a tax overhaul deal struck between congressional and administration negotiators. The Big Six is comprised of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Gary Cohn, the head...

  • U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks at his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2017.

    Top Republicans driving the GOP tax reform effort have given up on border adjustment.

  • "The House, the White House and the Senate have been meeting for a couple months. "We're all on one page, on one unified page," White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said. The White House wants to slash the rate to 15 percent for seven years, while congressional Republicans are trying to settle on a permanent rate that does not increase the deficit.

  • "The House, the White House and the Senate have been meeting for a couple months. The White House wants to slash the rate to 15 percent for seven years, while congressional Republicans are trying to settle on a permanent rate that does not increase the deficit. The congressional Big Six members are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House of Representatives...

  • "The House, the White House and the Senate have been meeting for a couple months. The White House wants to slash the rate to 15 percent for seven years, while congressional Republicans are trying to settle on a permanent rate that does not increase the deficit. The congressional Big Six members are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House of Representatives...

  • "The House, the White House and the Senate have been meeting for a couple months. The White House wants to slash the rate to 15 percent for seven years, while congressional Republicans are trying to settle on a permanent rate that does not increase the deficit. The congressional Big Six members are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House of Representatives...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The Senate will vote on Tuesday on whether to open debate on an overhaul of the law, with Senate Majority Leader...