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Politics Paul Ryan

  • The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill to ease regulations on all but the largest banks.

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said major issues remained in talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mnuchin has said that Trump is not focused on a specific deadline, but there are pressures given Mexico's presidential election in July as well as congressional deadlines and...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

    But for now, the Treasury secretary says, "We're focused on a new NAFTA that would go through Congress."

  • WASHINGTON— Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year. The Trump administration missed an informal deadline last Thursday that had been set by House Speaker Paul Ryan to get a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement to Congress in time for lawmakers to vote on it in a...

  • A farmer harvests corn near Burlington, Iowa.

    For 21st century Washington, governing is a climb that keeps getting steeper. Consider the farm bill defeated on the House floor Friday.

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (L) (R-WI) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R) (R-CA)

    The GOP's conservative wing sank the farm bill over immigration as moderates also subvert Republican leaders over immigration concerns.

  • Freedom Caucus lawmakers warned Republican leaders on Thursday that they should delay the farm bill vote until they were given the chance to debate and vote on a conservative immigration bill. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy were seen on the floor of the chamber negotiating with Freedom Caucus lawmakers as the farm bill vote was...

  • The work initiative polls well with voters, especially those in the GOP political base. Negotiations with GOP leaders Friday morning failed to bear fruit, however, and the measure was defeated. House Speaker Paul Ryan took steps to call for a revote in the future but it's not clear when the measure might be revived.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 12, 2018.

    Thirty House Republicans broke with party leaders to vote against the farm bill, while all Democrats opposed it.

  • The vote was a blow to GOP leaders, exposing the power struggle underway as leaders jockey to replace Speaker Paul Ryan, who is not seeking re-election. It disrupts GOP efforts to portray party unity ahead of the midterm election and to rack up legislative wins to motivate voters to the polls to keep their majority. The outcome also shelves for now the big,...

  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

    McCarthy reportedly does not want to pursue a DACA and immigration deal, setting him apart from House Speaker Paul Ryan.

  • "We've been investing massively in AI," Trudeau told a conference of tech entrepreneurs Friday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before name-dropping several of the Canadian academics he said provided the "modern underpinnings" of the technology during an "AI winter" when most weren't paying it much notice. Trudeau has become a kind of...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 17- The top U.S. trade official on Thursday poured cold water on the prospect of an imminent breakthrough in talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement hours after Canada's prime minister struck a positive note. The future of trade talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada was in limbo as a Thursday deadline passed to...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's team is running out of time to rewrite a trade pact with Canada and Mexico, and America's top trade official says the countries are still far apart. The impasse over the North American Free Trade Agreement comes as the U.S. is confronting China and sparring with its allies over U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's trade team is running out of time to rewrite a trade pact with Canada and Mexico this year even as it negotiates with China and spars with its allies over U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. If negotiators can't reach an agreement on a revamped the North American Free Trade Agreement soon— House Speaker Paul Ryan set...

  • NEW YORK/ MEXICO CITY, May 17- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he felt "positive" about talks to rework the NAFTA trade pact, while a top Mexican official held out hope a deal could be hammered out by the end of May. U.S. officials say the negotiations need to wrap up very soon to give the current Congress time to vote on a final text for a revamped...

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada speaking that Economic Club of New York on May 17th, 2018.

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he felt "positive" about talks to rework the NAFTA trade pact, while a top Mexican official held out hope a deal could be hammered out by the end of May.

  • NEW YORK/ MEXICO CITY, May 17- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he felt "positive" about talks to rework the NAFTA trade pact, while a top Mexican official held out hope a deal could be hammered out by the end of May. U.S. officials say the talks need to wrap up very soon to give the current Congress time to vote on a final text for a revamped North...

  • GOP leaders are promoting this year's renewal of the measure as tightening work and job training requirements for food stamps. That means Republicans have to pass the measure with minimal GOP defections, and it puts pressure on Republicans who have criticized costly farm subsidies in the past to vote for them this time. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2793, or 78.17 U.S. cents. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has said the Republican-controlled Congress would need to be notified of a new North American Free Trade Agreement deal by Thursday to give lawmakers a chance to approve it before a newly elected Congress takes over in January. At 9:23 a.m. EDT, the Canadian dollar...