Stories tagged: Republicans
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:08 p.m.
House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim
On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline – setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government
Chances of a government shutdown grew Monday as Republicans concluded that they would be unable to reach a long-term spending accord by the Friday deadline.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:02 p.m.
Federal tax overhaul could cost Idaho taxpayers $100M
Idaho taxpayers could end up paying roughly $100 million more next year as a result of the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law last month, according …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:42 a.m.
Trump to huddle with Hill’s top Republicans at Camp David
President Donald Trump will host top congressional Republicans, Cabinet secretaries and aides at Camp David this weekend to discuss 2018 legislative priorities.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Widow chosen as Republican nominee after lawmaker’s suicide
The widow of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself following a sexual assault allegation has been nominated by Republicans to fill the seat he held.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Charity donations likely to drop next year due to tax law
In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress
Their tax bill triumph in the rear-view mirror, Republicans running Congress face a 2018 in which they’ll need Democratic votes to get almost anything done.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
Counties are right about unfunded mandates
The way the Legislature has heaped more responsibilities on local governments – counties as well as cities – year after year so the state can cut costs seems wrong.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
With Trump Tax, GOP now owns tax code
USA Today reported last week that the bill had “the lowest level of public support for any major piece of legislation enacted in the past three decades, including the Affordable …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
What Sen. Marco Rubio got for his tax vote
But in exchange for his vote on the bill, Rubio was only partly successful in revamping the Republican proposal to give some low-income Americans more money from the credit.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
GOP on the verge of huge tax overhaul – with one hiccup
Jubilant Republicans pushed on early Wednesday to the verge of the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades, a deeply unpopular bill they insist …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Rubio defection threatens GOP’s slim majority on tax bill
The Republicans’ razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Will: Trump debases presidency by backing Moore
After the president’s full-throated support of the grotesque, he should be icily shunned by all but his diehard collaborators.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama
Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but it will take more than that to convince the voters of 44th Place North to show up for Democrat Doug …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
Outside View: Tax plan unfairly hits grad students
If the goal of the tax package is to make the United States more economically competitive, penalizing students and higher education is not the way to do it.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Key Republicans oppose effort to reduce corporate tax cut
Key Republican lawmakers oppose efforts to scale back a proposed cut in the corporate income tax rate to pay for other tax breaks, complicating efforts to appease Republicans from high-tax …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017
Two parties, two messages on harassment
The women who stepped forward with credible claims of mistreatment were heard and believed, and there was an appropriate reckoning.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners’ rights
Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Thirty-four House Republicans press GOP leader on immigration
A group of 34 House Republicans on Tuesday asked Speaker Paul Ryan to act this month on legislation dealing with the 800,000 young immigrants brought to the United States as …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Why Republicans who once fought budget debt now embrace it
When did Republicans stop worrying and learn to love budget deficits?
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
As tax bill evolved, benefits for corporations and the wealthy grew
When Senate Republicans introduced their tax bill in the middle of last month, they faced competing interests: Some senators thought it wasn’t generous enough for working families. Others thought it …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
Samuelson: Tax bill is wrong policy, wrong time
There should be no net increase in budget deficits; indeed, other taxes (a carbon tax?) should be gradually increased to help close the long-term gap between federal spending and taxes.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
Paul Waldman: Republicans making tax bill even worse
The corporate tax cuts – which would overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy – are permanent. Which tells you exactly where the Republicans’ values lie and whom they’re trying to serve.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
House panel to weigh bill expanding gun rights
House Republicans moved forward on legislation to expand gun owners’ rights, the first gun-related measure since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Bannon has House Republicans looking over shoulders for 2018
Steve Bannon is telling people he’s not coming after mainstream Republicans in the House the way he’s targeting senators with anti-establishment disrupters in primaries. Many in the House are looking …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Froma Harrop: Tax plan would hurt homeowners everywhere
Property taxes are how cities and towns pay for police, schools and roadwork. Doing away with their deductibility would hurt local governments’ ability to raise revenues to cover such services.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Moore targeted by fellow Republicans’ comments in new ad
The words of prominent Republicans are being used against Alabama’s GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in a campaign ad.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill’s health provision
Two of President Donald Trump’s leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Greg Sargent: Angry exchange between senators unmasks the GOP’s tax-cut lies
Republicans made corporate tax cuts permanent, while the tax cuts for working stiffs are temporary. It’s a payoff for the GOP’s big-money donors, and a scam to hide what the …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Mark Sanford leading effort to oppose energy bill championed by GOP leaders
House Republicans want to look strong on expanding domestic energy independence, but a bill that would give them those bragging rights could face backlash from environmentalists in their own party.