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WASHINGTON | Debate on new tax cuts undercut by GOP election pressure

WASHINGTON  — House lawmakers on Thursday debated a Republican proposal to expand the new tax law by making permanent the individual tax cuts now set to expire in 2026. But the move is undercut by election pressures faced by GOP lawmakers from high-tax states where residents are hurt by the law’s limits on state and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Debate on new tax cuts undercut by GOP election pressure

WASHINGTON | Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country. Hard-right conservatives upset over the party’s stalled immigration agenda opposed the measure, which failed by a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

The Latest: Top Senate Dem wants passage of spending bill

WASHINGTON /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on Congress, spending and the threat of a government shutdown (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Senate’s top Democrat says he’s committed to Senate passage of a temporary spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend — though he’s not yet backing a new House measure. … Continue reading The Latest: Top Senate Dem wants passage of spending bill