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With Trump’s backing, House approves ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is not expected to emerge from the Senate, where most Democrats and a handful of moderate Republicans can block its consideration.

In wake of Las Vegas shootings, no plans to bring gun silencer bill to House floor, Ryan says

The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act would make it easier for gun owners to purchase silencers for their weapons. The Las Vegas tragedy has left it in limbo.

Amid mass shootings, GOP-controlled Congress remains focused on loosening gun laws

Pending House bill would make it easier for Americans to purchase silencers, transport weapons across state lines.

In ‘60 Minutes’ interview, Rep. Scalise recounts baseball shooting that nearly killed him

Badly injured congressman says he hopes bipartisan feelings his recovery and return prompted will continue.

Report shows GOP tax plan would help the rich as party struggles for unity

The top 1 percent would be the biggest winners in the Republican proposal, the bipartisan Tax Policy Center estimated.

Tax bill to be drafted by November, according to Senate GOP budget

The budget document is a key precursor for any tax bill, setting out procedures that will allow the legislation to pass with a simple 51-vote majority rather than the usual 60-vote supermajority.

‘Miracles really do happen’: Rep. Steve Scalise returns to Congress 15 weeks after he was shot

The House majority whip was at “imminent risk of death” when he was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound during a Congressional Baseball Game practice.

‘Miracles really do happen’: Rep. Steve Scalise returns to Congress, 15 weeks after being shot

“You have no idea how do this feels, to be back at work in the people's House,” said Scalise, who was shot June 14 in Alexandria, Va.

GOP proposes deep tax cuts, provides few details on how to pay for them

The framework preserves deductions that encourage buying homes and giving to charity.

How Trump’s attacks on protesting athletes have prompted an impeachment gambit

Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) said his conscience has compelled him to seek an impeachment vote next week.

Trump, GOP to unveil massive tax-cut plan

But the framework leaves contentious details to lawmakers.

Growing list of conservative demands threatens bipartisan deal on ‘dreamers’

Senate bill seeks to curb “chain migration,” while House conservatives issue wish list of enforcement measures.

Republicans to unveil broad tax cuts, put off tough decisions

Republicans have agreed on how they plan to give more money to taxpayers, but that's the easy part.

Gowdy joins Democrats in probing Trump administration’s use of personal email

The letters represent some of the most aggressive oversight of the Trump administration to date from Gowdy, who took over the reins of the Oversight Committee in June.

GOP eyes corporate tax rate of 20 percent, retreating from Trump’s lofty goal

Republican negotiators are also expected to include “full expensing” in tax overhaul — but only for five years.

Some good news for House GOP: Top recruit steps up to seek Washington-state seat

State Sen. Dino Rossi said Thursday he would seek the seat being vacated by Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) during an appearance at the Washington State Republican Party’s annual dinner.

White House plan for tax cuts moves forward

Senate Republicans reach tentative deal as GOP leans toward optimistic predictions about economic growth.

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.

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