Brushing aside attacks from Democrats, GOP negotiators agree on a late change in the tax bill that would reduce the top individual income rate even more than originally planned.
The Democrat’s win in Alabama could scuttle the GOP’s hopes of repealing Obamacare and scaling back safety-net programs. But he probably won’t get to Washington in time to stop the tax bill.
The GOP wants to enact a final bill into law next week, but it has to make some tricky decisions first.
The president attacked a senator who has emerged as a crusader against all manner of sexual misbehavior by political leaders.
A running list of all the lawmakers calling it quits, whether because of scandal or because they’re not planning to run again next year
House and Senate Republicans passed a temporary spending measure to avert a shutdown, buying more time for negotiations on a year-end deal with Democrats.
The tax debate offers a clear measure of how deeply insular the GOP has become. It’s now governing solely of, by, and for Red America.
Activists on the right and left want policies that will reverse the country’s baby bust. But the broader culture—and Congress—don’t seem to care.
Conservatives worry that their leaders will cave to Democrats if the next spending deadline lands right before the holidays. But their protest could result in a government shutdown at the end of this week.
GOP leaders want to pass a bill that would treat concealed-carry permits like driver’s or marriage licenses. But to do so, they’re tacking on a bipartisan bill to tighten up the federal background-check system.
In their haste to pass a tax bill through the Senate, GOP leaders made commitments big and small—on economic growth, deficits, health care, and immigration—that could haunt them in the years to come.
The bill slashes corporate tax rates, but millions of middle-class families could face tax increases under the $1.47 trillion bill.
With open-enrollment numbers slipping, the Republican tax plan gaining steam, and CHIP still in limbo, critical elements of health-insurance programs are in danger.
A group of senators held up a procedural vote for more than an hour Thursday after a new report found the legislation would spike the debt, throwing its final passage into doubt.
The Republican tax plan would stick young people with the bill, right as political influence is shifting to America’s diverse younger generations.
A group of Republican senators is fighting for tax-hike "triggers" that the right doesn’t want.
Republicans are ignoring the needs of the constituents who helped elect them—and giving preference to those who are already flourishing.
GOP leaders won a key committee’s approval on the way to a Senate vote this week, as holdouts began to fall in line behind the $1.4 trillion plan.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to cut the president out of year-end spending negotiations to avert a government shutdown, refusing to attend a White House meeting on Tuesday.
Ahead of a key vote this week, senators from states where tax cuts busted the budget want the plan to include a “backstop” in case the party’s rosy revenue predictions don’t come true.