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Senator: Treasury Secretary's Plug For 'Lego Batman' May Be Ethical Violation

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Last week, Stephen Mnuchin told a crowd he couldn't legally promote movies he helped fund, then recommended one. His audience laughed. The ranking senator on the Senate Finance Committee isn't amused.

Georgia state senators aim to eliminate transportation taxes

A group of state senators are proposing to remove all taxes on transportation. The Senate Finance Committee Wednesday heard a bill that would allow the state to better collect taxes … Click to Continue »

West Virginia Senate weights hike in video lottery wager

West Virginia's Senate has begun advancing legislation to increase the maximum wager to $5 for a single video lottery game. The bill approved by the Senate Finance Committee also would … Click to Continue »

Lawmaker Gives MDTA Time to Make Some Needed E-Tolling Improvements

MarylandReporter.com reports, “A Senate bill [and related House measure] to address ‘predatory’ toll penalties, technical problems with transponders and poor customer service at E-ZPass will die in the Senate Finance Committee this session.... Instead,...Show More Summary

A look back at bitter Supreme Court confirmation hearings

As Judge Neil Gorsuch begins his confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga takes a look at the most contested confirmation fights of the recent past, including those of Judge Robert Bork and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Three things to watch for at Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings

last weekNews : Trending Now

With Judge Neil Gorsuch set to take the hot seat in his confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga spoke to New York University constitutional law professor Rick Pildes about what to watch for.

Senate Finance to take up $800 million road-funding plan

Senators are considering a bill that would eventually raise nearly $800 million additional for South Carolina's roadways. The Senate Finance Committee could vote later Tuesday on a proposal that would … Click to Continue »

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/8/2017

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Trade “Robert Lighthizer, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. trade representative, will finally get a confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday — but he’s not much closer to getting sworn in as action and timing on his waiver to serve in the role is still up […]

Fleischer Presents Tax Reform: The State of Play Today At Georgetown

Victor Fleischer (San Diego; Co-Chief Tax Counsel, Senate Finance Committee Democrats) presents Tax Reform: The State of Play at Georgetown today as part of its Tax Law and Public Finance Workshop Series hosted by John Brooks and Itai Grinberg. Vic's talk will discuss several aspects of the House Republicans' tax...

The Bumbling Plot to Destroy Obamacare

The effort to convert candidate Barack Obama’s health policy platform into what became Obamacare began just days after the 2008 election, with the release of a detailed white paper written by Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus...Show More Summary

WV DOT Officials Pitch Gov. Justice’s Toll Hike, Bonding Plan

Charleston Gazette-Mail reports, “Department of Transportation officials on Monday explained to the Senate Finance Committee Gov. Jim Justice’s proposal to sell $2.8 billion of infrastructure bonds for highways construction. Justice’s...Show More Summary

Minnesota Senate Committee Passes Pro-Life Bills Including Ban on Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Two key pro-life measures were approved by the Minnesota Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy committee last night. It was the second hearing for both bills, which have the strong support of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. S.F. 704 (H.F. 811), authored by Sen. Michelle […]

CMS nominee moves on a party-line vote toward confirmation

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Senate Finance Committee is polarized on Seema Verma, a health-care consultant who has been reshaping states’ Medicaid programs.

Senate Democrats seek Trump tax returns

4 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats urged the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday to review President Donald Trump's tax returns, as part of a campaign in Congress that has begun to show signs of attracting Republican support. Show More Summary

Senate committee slams Liberals’ lack of infrastructure spending plan

The national finance committee says the government could end up wasting the money without a detailed strategy to dole it out The post Senate committee slams Liberals’ lack of infrastructure spending plan appeared first on Macleans.c...

Alaska Senate leaders propose spending limit, fund draws

Alaska Senate leaders have proposed what they see as key pieces for addressing the state's multibillion-dollar deficit. The bill, from the Senate Finance Committee, would draw from the earnings of … Click to Continue »

How the Democrats Can Hijack the Tax Reform Debate

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senate Finance Committee member Senator Sherrod Brown questions Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin, on Capitol Hill.  W hat with the president’s war on immigrants, his travel ban, his Putinphilia,...Show More Summary

New Mexico considers restricting guns in Statehouse

Visitors to the New Mexico state capital would no longer be able to openly carry firearms under a bill endorsed by a panel of lawmakers. The Senate Finance Committee voted … Click to Continue »

A Reset For Physicians?

By PAUL KECKLEY Last week, the nominee to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma testified before the Senate Finance Committee. She conveyed a message akin to that of her new boss, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a physician and House of Representatives veteran: the federal government has made life

Senate committee considers campaign finance overhaul

South Dakota legislators are weighing a rewrite of state campaign finance laws that could replace provisions of a government ethics overhaul that lawmakers recently repealed. The Senate State Affairs Committee … Click to Continue »

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