The tax reduction and reform act outlined by the House, Senate and White House Republican leadership in the spring is designed to drive job creation and economic growth. The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” has passed the House of Representatives, and the Senate will vote on its version of the legislation the week after Thanksgiving.
Ryan Lizza on President Donald Trump’s first year in office and the December legislative agenda that will be crucial for the White House and Republican Party.
The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, by a vote of 227-205. Now it’s up to the Senate to pass its version, then both chambers will have to reconcile the differences in their plans. There are a few things California taxpayers can like in what the […]
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives recently took a step toward ensuring Americans have access to affordable electricity at the flip of a switch, by proposing as part of their tax reform package to reduce the wind Production Tax Credit from its current rate of 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity produced to […]
Liberal advocates say their odds of passing bills have improved with GOP ranks decimated in the state's once overwhelmingly Republican House of Delegates.
Onetime Reagan White House aide Bruce Bartlett on the media’s massive failure and his own party’s living death. American democracy is in crisis, a fact that should be obvious to everyone but that too many people keep ignoring. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, does not believe in or respect basic norms of democratic governance. Show More Summary
The Republican leader of the Virginia House of Delegates, Kirk Cox, wants to do away with gendered titles after Roem's historic win.
“With Virginia’s first openly transgender elected official preparing to take her seat in the House of Delegates, the Republican leader of that chamber says it is time to end a tradition of addressing lawmakers by formal male and female pronouns,” [...]
As usual, the GOP tax scam takes from the poor to give to the rich. Right-wing media have been relying on debunked myths and partisan spin in order to defend the Republican tax overhaul efforts, which have passed in the House of Representatives and advanced in the Senate. Show More Summary
The trouble with the White House freak show is that it often horrifies us into missing the larger, pernicious Republican project at hand.
A number of Republican senators have expressed strong reservations about the tax-reform bill currently under consideration in the upper house. While there are only a handful of dissenters, the narrow 52–48 majority in the Senate means...Show More Summary
Mr. Barton, vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was swept into the swirl of sexual improprieties with the posting of an explicit photo.
Republicans' newest legislation is an attack on the very institution of higher learning. The House tax bill is an all-out attack on the future prosperity of America, not that any of the major news organizations are telling you that in plain English. Show More Summary
The NYT had a good piece discussing the potential impact of capping the mortgage interest deduction and property taxes on the housing market, however the piece missed an important way in which the Republican tax bills would reduce the benefits of the mortgage interest deduction. Show More Summary
Control of the House of Delegates hangs in the balance as Republicans and Democrats tussle over vote counting.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) House Speaker Paul Ryan, joined by House Republicans, speaks to the media following a vote on tax reform, on November 16, 2017. democracy_rules.jpg T here’s a great deal wrong with the House-passed tax overhaul...Show More Summary
North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer Rick Abbott / The Forum If you were to guess which state earned the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per resident, would you guess that the winner – by a long shot – wasn’t a state at all? Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
If you're going to work for the left anyway, you might as well get paid, right? The revelation could be a breakthrough for House Republicans, who are exploring whether Fusion GPS used the dossier, which was later criticized for having...
Graduate students across the country are now wondering how they will afford school if the House tax bill goes into effect.
“Republicans are losing the public relations battle on their tax-cut bills. While a tax bill cleared the House last week, several Senate Republicans appear skeptical of their chamber’s version. And polls show that Americans are much more opposed to the [...]