Trump, GOP Signal Tax Reform Could Slip to 2018

Even as Congress works to adopt a budget resolution that could accelerate lawmakers’ ability to pass a tax reform package this year, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) this week acknowledged the difficulty of passing major legislation with so few days left on the legislative calendar. “I would like to see it… Read more »

Senate Readies for Budget Vote This Week

The Senate is in the midst of a 50-hour “vote-a-rama” on various amendments to the budget resolution but appears on track to pass a bill on Friday. Senate Democrats girded for the three-day budget battle by preparing 20-plus amendments that will force Republicans to go on record in support of Medicare and Medicaid cuts to… Read more »

GOP Still Looking for Consensus on Tax Plan

President Trump held an event this week in Harrisburg, PA, to emphasize the need for massive tax cuts, while Senate Republicans will try to clear a major legislative hurdle with next week’s vote on their budget resolution. During a speech to truckers in Harrisburg, Trump said workers could see an additional $4,000 in pay if… Read more »

Senate Republicans Unveil New ‘Dreamers’ Bill

Two Republican senators this week introduced a bill that would potentially offer thousands of young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers a path to citizenship. The bill, known as the SUCCEED Act, would essentially create a 15-year path to citizenship for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors. The bill would also, however, bar… Read more »

GOP Leaders Roll Out Tax Reform Plan

Republican leaders on Wednesday rolled out a framework for rewriting the tax code that they hope will be a starting point for tax reform legislation this year. The nine-page document, titled “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code,” would cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, collapse the seven individual… Read more »