Where the GOP Tax Cut Plan Stands

House and Senate Republicans are still rushing to hash out the final details of their merged tax-cut plan, but most of the action this week will take place behind closed doors. The conference committee negotiating the final tax bill will hold one public meeting on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET, but don’t expect to learn too much about the horse-trading […]

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GOP lawmakers reconsider proposal to shrink corporate tax cut

Republicans negotiating a final GOP tax bill are reconsidering proposals to shrink the plan’s corporate tax cut amid ferocious opposition from Senate Republicans as well as outside conservative and business groups. Both separate bills that passed the House and Senate would lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. But lawmakers negotiating the final bill have consideredraising the corporate […]

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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. The bill squeaked through the Senate in a 51 to 49 vote, almost entirely along party lines. Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) was the only Republican who — along with all Democrats — voted against the bill. Corker, who is not […]

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GOP pushing ahead on tax-cut plan

Republicans are pushing full steam ahead on their tax-cut plan, despite a steady dose of polling that shows more Americans are opposed rather than supportive of the sweeping proposal to reduce corporate rates and some individual tax bills. In pushing so hard, Republicans are betting that they can sell this plan to the skeptical public once the legislation is signed […]

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