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  • From left, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón, R-Puerto Rico, and Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., conduct a news conference in the Capitol on disaster funding for hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico and the California wild fires on October 11, 2017.

    US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan says that the federal government would provide more funding for Puerto Rico's long-term rebuilding.

  • Ted Cruz

    Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday said he expects tax reform to get done "late this year or early next year."

  • The Republican-controlled House voted 353-69 to approve $36.5 billion in emergency relief for Puerto Rico and other areas hit by recent disasters. Trump and his aides on Thursday suggested that there would be a limit to how much help Puerto Rico could expect from Washington to solve some of its longer-term problems, although Trump is expected to sign the...

  • The Republican-controlled House voted 353-69 to approve $36.5 billion in emergency relief for Puerto Rico and other areas hit by recent disasters. Trump and his aides on Thursday suggested that there would be a limit to how much help Puerto Rico could expect from Washington to solve some of its longer-term problems, although Trump is expected to sign the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- A suggestion by President Donald Trump that a U.S. regulator pull broadcast licenses from TV networks over what Trump calls "fake news" has been met by silence from the watchdog's head Ajit Pai, who has a history of defending free speech rights. Pai, who was reconfirmed last week for a new five-year term at the Federal Communications Commission...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved $36.5 billion in emergency relief for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico and other areas that have suffered recent disasters. In addition to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which is recovering from devastation wreaked by Hurricane Maria, the bill will also provide funds for the storm-struck...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The White House said on Thursday that it was "committed" to disaster relief in Puerto Rico after President Donald Trump said government response teams could not stay in the U.S. territory "forever." Trump's comments, in several Twitter posts on Thursday morning, came hours before the House of Representatives was set to vote on $36.5 billion in...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax overhaul plan:. The GOP can't afford to lose more than two votes from their 52- member majority. House Speaker Paul Ryan is lashing out at states like California, New York and New Jersey, saying the federal deduction for state and local taxes has forced the rest of the country to prop up their high taxes and...

  • Paul Ryan lays out aggressive GOP tax reform timeline

    CNBC’s Ylan Mui reports on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s latest efforts to get a tax reform plan through Congress.

  • Donald Trump

    "Shame on you!" the mayor of San Juan tweets after President Trump partly blames Puerto Rico's hurricane devastation on the island itself.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on federal aid for hurricane= ravaged Puerto Rico:. The House has passed a $36.5 billion measure that would replenish government disaster aid funds and help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico keep functioning in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria. White House chief of staff John Kelly is defending President Donald...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R- Wis., said the government needs to ensure that Puerto Rico can "begin to stand on its...

  • Allergan CEO Brent Saunders is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The group is the latest to call on lawmakers to examine Allergan's controversial patent deal with a Native American tribe.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting Republican Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C.

    President Trump, as he breaks one precedent after another in Washington, threatens to break prospects for tax cuts, too.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A public feud between President Donald Trump and influential fellow Republican Bob Corker could narrow the path for a tax overhaul in the U.S. Senate, where a Republican go-it-alone effort is already showing signs of disunity. Days after the Republican-controlled Congress took important steps toward advancing tax legislation, Trumps...

  • President Donald Trump and Senate Republican maverick Bob Corker could narrow the path for tax reform in the U.S. Senate, where a Republican go-it-alone effort is already showing signs of disunity. Days after the Republican-controlled Congress took two important steps toward advancing tax legislation, a Trump-Corker shouting match threatened to further...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A public feud between President Donald Trump and Senate Republican maverick Bob Corker could narrow the path for enacting tax reform in the U.S. Senate, where a Republican go-it-alone effort is already showing signs of disunity. Days after the Republican-controlled Congress took two important steps toward advancing tax legislation, a...

  • *ACLU files suit in San Francisco to try to block policy. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 6- President Donald Trump's administration on Friday undermined requirements under the Obamacare law that employers provide insurance to cover women's birth control, keeping a campaign pledge that pleased his conservative Christian supporters. Within hours, the American...

  • *ACLU files suit in San Francisco to try to block policy. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 6- President Donald Trump's administration on Friday undermined requirements under the Obamacare law that employers provide insurance to cover women's birth control, keeping a campaign pledge that pleased his conservative Christian supporters. Within hours, the American...

  • WASHINGTON— In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and others. "President Trump is demonstrating...