House Republicans Urge Trump to Fire IRS Chief

Fifteen Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee this week called on President Trump to fire IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for his “numerous shortcomings.” The call for Koskinen’s removal came just as the IRS chief was scheduled to testify about the tax-filing season before the Senate Finance Committee and less than two weeks before… Read more »

Nonprofits Push to Retain Johnson Amendment

Earlier this week, a broad coalition of charitable nonprofit groups urged Congress to maintain current law that prohibits 501(c)(3) groups from endorsing political candidates. The letter to Congress was signed by almost 4,500 organizations from across the country, and calls on lawmakers to preserve the so-called Johnson Amendment, named for Lyndon Johnson who introduced it… Read more »

GOP Tweaks Health Care Plan before Recess

House Republicans leaders took steps to modify their stalled Obamacare replacement bill today as a way to show progress before leaving for a scheduled two-week recess. The Trump administration has been engaged in intense health-care discussions with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and others this week to counter the notion that Republicans can’t agree on a… Read more »

Government Funding Debate Looms in April

With a deadline looming next month to keep the government funded, House Republicans are looking to avoid a protracted showdown with Democrats that could result in a government shutdown. Congress is facing a deadline of April 28 to pass legislation that funds the government through September, and congressional Republicans know that Democratic support will be… Read more »

GOP, Trump Moving on to Tax Reform

Eager for a legislative win after a failed attempt to replace Obamacare last week, the White House wants an accelerated timeline for tax reform and is vowing to take the lead in developing a plan. President Trump is being briefed today on various options for enacting comprehensive changes to the tax code. One of those… Read more »