Stories tagged: GOP
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
GOP tax plan would slash corporate rate, help wealthiest
House Republicans on Thursday unveiled a tax cut plan that slashes the corporate tax rate, lowers taxes for most Americans but limits a cherished deduction for homeowners as President Donald …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Trump signs GOP repeal of consumer banking rule
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the repeal of a banking rule that would have allowed consumers to join together to sue their bank or credit card company to resolve …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
House approves bill to speed logging to combat wildfires
Responding to deadly wildfires in California and the West, House Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill to allow faster approval for logging and other actions to reduce the risk of …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
House GOP’s evolving tax bill leaves retirement plan intact
House Republicans would leave intact current tax rules on retirement accounts popular with middle class Americans and maintain a top income tax rate for million-dollar earners as negotiators scrambled to …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Housing group opens new crack in support for GOP tax plan
Another deep crack opened in support for President Donald Trump and the Republicans’ tax-cutting plan on Monday, as a powerful lobbying group in the housing industry withdrew its blessing for …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Campaign flier paid for by Virginia GOP ‘misgenders’ Democratic candidate
A new campaign mailer paid for by the Republican Party of Virginia repeatedly refers to Danica Roem, a transgender woman seeking election to the state House of Delegates, as a …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:14 p.m.
Conservative site with GOP ties funded Trump research
A conservative website with strong ties to the Republican establishment triggered the investigation into Donald Trump’s past that ultimately produced the dossier that alleged a compromised relationship between the president …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Idaho AG to continue criminal investigation into lawmaker
Authorities said Thursday the criminal investigation involving a former state representative has been turned over to the Idaho Attorney General’s office.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
GOP targets environmental rules after wildfires
Republican leaders say the House will vote next week on a GOP bill to make it easier to cut down trees on national forests to reduce the risk of wildfire.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
U.S. agrees to pay tea party groups in suits over IRS scrutiny
The Trump administration has agreed to a “very substantial” payout and is apologizing to tea party groups to settle lawsuits over the extra, often burdensome IRS scrutiny they received when …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Bannon’s war exposes GOP donor divisions
Steve Bannon’s war on the GOP establishment has caught the party’s most powerful donors in the crossfire.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
GOP Sen. Flake, a vocal Trump critic, won’t seek re-election
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election next year, delivering a forceful condemnation of the “flagrant disregard of truth and decency” and bemoaning political complicity in …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
GOP lawmakers propose new conditions on health bill
Two top Republicans announced a bill Tuesday restoring federal subsidies to insurers that includes tough conditions sought by the White House. Senate Democrats have enough votes to kill it, but …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
As panel questions Trump associates, GOP launches new probes
House Republicans on Tuesday launched new probes into the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s emails, prompting accusations from Democrats who said the moves were meant as a “massive diversion” from …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
Trump shoots down 401(k) limit to pay for GOP tax cuts
President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
McConnell: Bannon, others gunning to knock off GOP incumbents are ‘specialists at nominating people who lose’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Sunday sharply criticized former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and others trying to knock off Republican incumbents as “specialists at nominating …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 11 a.m.
Trump’s tax reform: A clarification
Last week, the Spokesman-Review published a package outlining how President Donald Trump’s proposed tax reform might impact Spokane families. This story clarifies the original story which has been updated and …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Draft GOP bill seeks more constraints on Iran’s nuke program
U.S. sanctions against Iran automatically would kick in if Tehran violates new constraints, according to a draft Republican bill sought by President Donald Trump as he tries to unravel the …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp
Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump’s ambitious promise of “massive tax cuts and reform.”
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that’s key to taxes
The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party’s politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Idaho GOP candidates report congressional fundraising
Candidates for the U.S. House and Senate in 2018 elections have a Monday deadline to file campaign finance disclosures with the Federal Election Commission.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Bannon on GOP insurgency: ‘Nobody can run and hide’
Steve Bannon has a stark message to Republican incumbents he considers part of the establishment: “Nobody can run and hide.”
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
GOP’s Susan Collins to stay in Senate, ditches governor run
Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that she’s staying out of the Maine governor’s race because she believes she can do more good for the state by staying in …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Ryan blames high-tax states as GOP lawmakers balk on plan
The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
House GOP moves to revamp law on national monuments
House Republicans are moving to revamp a century-old law used by presidents to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
New Idaho PAC wants Independents, Democrats to register GOP
A former GOP state lawmaker has launched a new political action committee to encourage Independent and Democratic voters to register as Republicans so they can participate in Idaho’s closed GOP …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
GOP lawmaker says ‘Dreamers’ would lift up birth countries
Young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally would generate an economic lift for Mexico and other Central American nations if they were to return …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Trump’s tax reform: An overview
Republicans have set their legislative sights on an ambitious tax reform agenda they say will simplify the tax code while providing a break for middle-class families.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Maine senator’s departure could nix bridge between GOP, Dems
Backers of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins say they wish they could clone the moderate Republican powerbroker from Maine who has been a crucial swing vote in Congress as Republicans struggle …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks
The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating “bump stocks,” devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the …