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White House seriously considers abandoning some tax cuts for the wealthy

The GOP is considering walking back some of its longstanding tax goals in a bid to bring Democrats on board.

Would the House pass Graham-Cassidy? It’s not a slam dunk.

Together, 21 GOP lawmakers from California and New York voted for the American Health Care Act in May, and a threshold question for considering Graham-Cassidy's prospects is to wonder how many of them will be willing to vote to blow a hole in their state's health care budget.

To make their tax plan work, Republicans eye a favorite blue-state break

The GOP’s tax overhaul might finally spell the end of the century-old state-and-local-tax deduction, if they can beat back internal dissent.

Hill Republicans’ influence ebbs — and they are unsure what to do about it

President Trump’s overtures to Democratic leaders have left GOP lawmakers scrambling to retake the reins.

Trump’s dealing on DACA sparks confusion, shifting alliances on Capitol Hill

Democrats and more centrist Republicans praised Trump’s choice while at least one ultraconservative lawmaker reacted with muted outrage.

White House, Republican leaders plan to reveal tax cut details in two weeks

GOP leaders implore lawmakers to reach a budget agreement that could smooth passage of tax reform plan.

GOP split in battle over business tax breaks

House GOP leaders want to change the tax code to allow companies to immediately deduct the cost of capital investments. Senate Republicans say it would cost too much.

Congress is set to send Trump a bill denouncing Charlottesville violence, white supremacy

Bipartisan joint resolution is meant to compel the president to sign a statement condemning “racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy.”

Republican lawmakers ponder the exits as GOP tensions rise and midterms loom

In the House, an early spate of GOP retirements means the party won’t have incumbents on the ballot in several closely divided districts.

House set to vote today on Harvey aid package that would also raise debt ceiling

The measure is expected to pass despite objections from conservatives who oppose including the agreement struck by President Trump and Democrats to increase the federal borrowing limit.

Rep. Charlie Dent, outspoken GOP moderate, will not seek reelection

The retirement of the seven-term member will force Republicans to defend a third open seat in a swing district in a difficult midterm election cycle.

Republicans jolted by, and Democrats wary of, Trump’s overtures to opposing party

Multiple GOP senators and aides revealed a sense of helplessness after Trump openly flouted their plans.

At Pelosi’s request, Trump tweets ‘no action’ against DACA recipients for six months

Pelosi told colleagues she requested the tweet during a Thursday morning call with the president, according to a Democratic aide.

Trump’s deal with Democrats bewilders his biggest fans — House conservatives

Republican lawmakers are left sidelined by Trump’s embrace of a Democratic strategy for the months ahead.

Trump sides with Democrats on debt ceiling, throwing Republican plans into chaos

Emergency aid is one of at least half a dozen must-pass items on Congress’s agenda, including avoiding a U.S. debt default at the end of the month.

‘Dreamers’ can ‘rest easy,’ Ryan says, promising congressional action

The House speaker sketched out a compromise that would pair relief for young illegal immigrants with border security and other enforcement measures.

Senate leaders to vote on measure combining debt ceiling increase, hurricane relief

But conservative Republicans say any move on debt limit must be paired with spending cuts

House vote on Harvey aid scheduled for Wednesday

The disaster relief package requests $7.85 billion for the devastated Texas Gulf Coast.

With brutal Sept. to-do list, GOP already clashing over Harvey relief, debt limit

Trump and Republicans are under pressure to achieve policy victories and fulfill such basic acts of governance as avoiding default and keeping government open.

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