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UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Will GOP accomplishments in Congress be enough for voters?

With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

In town hall, 5th District challenger Lisa Brown stakes out stance against GOP tax plan

Hours after the Senate approved the final version of the GOP tax plan Wednesday, Congressional 5th District challenger Lisa Brown rallied against the bill in the basement of the Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Trump celebrates after Congress wraps up massive tax package

Congressional Republicans delivered an epic overhaul of U.S. tax laws to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, bringing generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans while providing smaller cuts …


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 …


Trump’s likely tax victory overshadowed by probe

Poised to bask in the triumph of his first major legislative victory, President Donald Trump’s team on Sunday was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has …


For GOP, tax bill’s most visible win may be averting failure

Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congress …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday – along with announcements of support that all but …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Murray, Cantwell named to tax conference committee

Senate Democrats appoint Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to the committee seeking a compromise between the two tax bills.


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 …


McConnell: Tax bill won’t add to nation’s debt woes

Fresh off his biggest legislative victory of the year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is disputing projections that the Senate’s tax bill would add to the nation’s debt woes.


Sweeping aside Russia probe, Trump says ‘we’re unbeatable’

Brushing aside an ongoing Russia probe, President Donald Trump reveled Saturday in the Senate’s passage of a sweeping tax bill, predicting with swagger that he and his fellow Republicans were …


Democrats fume over ‘absurd’ GOP tax bill full of last-minute, handwritten edits

As a good portion of Americans were sleeping, Senate Republicans passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill in the wee hours of Saturday morning.


McConnell turns to antagonist to help pass tax package

Dealt a setback on taxes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to turn to one of his harshest Republican antagonists to pass the most sweeping tax package in more …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

Guest Opinion: Alan Curryer and Glen Pierce: House tax bill would undermine senior housing

By eliminating private-activity bonds, the House bill would wipe out more than half our state’s production of affordable apartments for seniors and working families after Dec. 31.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Senate weighs scaling back tax package to win deficit hawks

Senate Republicans weighed scaling back the tax cuts in their massive package to secure crucial support as congressional analysts said Thursday the legislation would add $1 trillion to the deficit …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

Trump backs McCaskill opponent as he stumps for tax bill

President Donald Trump appeared to give up on winning Democratic support as he promoted the GOP tax overhaul plan Wednesday, taking aim at a chief Republican target and repeatedly boosting …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear

Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code’s biggest rewrite in three decades and the first major legislative …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

Republicans began pushing a broad tax cut for businesses and many individuals through the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, a measure complicated by a late addition – repeal of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

House GOP revises tax bill, makes it less generous

House Republicans on Friday quietly made changes to their far-reaching tax overhaul: Now its tax cuts would be less generous for many Americans.


Drugmakers’ rare disease R&D incentives cut in GOP tax bill

Drug and biotechnology companies researching treatments for rare diseases would lose a tax incentive that helps lower the cost of their drug development programs under the Republican tax bill unveiled …


Apple among giants due for overseas tax bill under House plan

Several of the biggest U.S. companies — including Apple and Procter & Gamble — would no longer be able to escape taxes on the trillions in overseas profits they’ve accumulated, …


White House said to release some tax plan details next month

White House tax negotiators and congressional leaders are still planning to release a document in September outlining agreed-upon principles that will serve as a framework for a tax bill, according …


Tax bill hits 60 in Senate vote

Legislation to avert a Jan. 1 increase in income tax rates has gained 60 votes in the Senate, the level needed to advance toward a final vote.