Supreme Court Weighs DACA Termination

The Supreme Court heard arguments last week on whether the Trump administration should be allowed to shut down the Obama-era program that protects roughly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation. The Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September 2017 with the rationale that… Read more »

White House Exploring 2020 Middle Class Tax Cut

White House advisers are discussing whether President Trump should propose a 15 percent tax rate for middle-class Americans as part of his reelection campaign. Trump and congressional Republicans faced criticism for passing a 2017 tax law that permanently lowered tax rates for corporations but allows tax cuts for individuals and families to expire in a… Read more »

Impeachment Inquiry Could Bog Down Legislative Agenda

House Democrats’ decision to pursue an impeachment inquiry of President Trump could slow down the progress of a slew of other issues Congress wants to address, such as infrastructure, gun control,  a trade deal with Canada and Mexico, and the appropriations process for fiscal year 2020. Just hours after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the… Read more »

Trump Promises Middle-Class Tax Cut

President Trump on Aug. 24 promised a “major” middle-class tax cut if he is reelected and Republicans retake the House in the 2020 elections. “If Republicans take back the House, and keep the Senate and Presidency, one of our first acts will be to approve a major middle income tax cut,” Trump tweeted over last… Read more »

White House Disputes Talks of Payroll Tax Cut

White House officials this week disputed reports that the administration is considering a temporary payroll tax cut as a means of countering a possible economic slowdown. President Trump and other senior officials continue to praise the strength of the economy but are having internal discussions about steps that could be taken to prevent any faltering… Read more »