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White House, GOP leaders scramble to prevent last-minute defections on tax-related measure

The clash centers on an expected provision in the GOP’s tax-cut plan that would prohibit people from deducting the state and local taxes they pay from their federal taxable income.

Deficits, schmeficits: House conservatives cast aside fiscal warnings to make way for tax cuts

The House is expected to approve a budget Thursday that includes no pathway to spending cuts but instead will allow a forthcoming tax bill to add $1.5 trillion to the budget deficit.

Trump’s promises narrow GOP’s options on tax bill

The president has vowed to protect 401(k) plans and insists on lowering the rate for millions of businesses.

Trump’s Obamacare attack heralds new health-care battles on Capitol Hill

While Republicans argued that the Affordable Care Act is fundamentally flawed, Democrats called the move an act of sabotage and pledged to fight it.

House approves $36 billion in disaster aid, responding to wildfires and Puerto Rico crisis

The bill passed hours after President Trump tweeted, “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

Rep. Chris Collins’s advocacy for biotech company broke rules, House ethics watchdog finds

The New York Republican recruited investors that included family, his congressional staff and House colleagues.

Democrat stops just short of forcing House vote on Trump’s impeachment

Rep. Al Green of Texas railed on the floor against Trump’s “record of inciting white supremacy, sexism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, race baiting and racism.”

House Republicans shy away from action on ‘bump stocks,’ hoping ATF deals with it

‘We think the regulatory fix is the smartest, quickest fix,’ House Speaker Paul D. Ryan told reporters Wednesday.

House prepares to deliver more disaster aid, avert Puerto Rico cash crisis

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló warned congressional leaders that the territory is ‘on the brink of a massive liquidity crisis.’

Now House Democrats are under pressure to return Weinstein donations

The Hollywood superproducer wrote checks to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 1993, 2011 and 2013 totaling $23,200, and the GOP is pouncing.

To take back the House, Democrats ‘arm the rebels’ with new tools and manpower

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is walking a fine line to engage grass-roots activists in its early efforts to win back the House in 2018.

After Las Vegas, Democratic House members donate their past NRA contributions

Reps. Tim Ryan and Tim Walz, who both held “A” ratings, gave tens of thousands of dollars from their campaign funds.

Top gun-control advocate: GOP embrace of ‘bump stock’ restrictions is progress

Mark Kelly, husband of Gabrielle Giffords, said it “is an acknowledgment by the Republicans that a law does matter.”

Rep. Tim Murphy resigns from Congress after allegedly asking woman to have abortion

‘I think it’s appropriate that he moves on to the next chapter of his life. And I think he agrees with that,’ House Speaker Paul Ryan said.

House passes 2018 budget, taking a crucial step toward tax overhaul

Special procedures set out in the legislation would ultimately allow Republicans to pass a tax bill over a potential Democratic filibuster in the Senate.

Top House Republicans open to legislation regulating ‘bump stocks’

Both House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte said they are open to studying the firearm accessory was used to accelerate gunfire in Las Vegas.

Liberal groups got IRS scrutiny, too, inspector general finds

Treasury Department watchdog’s findings could undermine claims that conservatives were unfairly targeted under President Obama.

Congressman Tim Murphy won’t seek reelection after reports he asked woman to get abortion

The announcement follows a news report that the Republican had asked his mistress to get an abortion after suspecting that she may be pregnant.

A still-convalescing Steve Scalise reflects on Las Vegas, his own shooting and his life ahead

The Louisiana Republican said that he will work as hard as ever to advance the GOP agenda, including gun rights, as he continues an arduous rehabilitation.

White House to seek almost $30 billion in new disaster response funding

The funding request includes $12.77 billion in disaster recovery funds, $577 million to address wildfires and $15 billion to fund the flood insurance program.

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