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5 Ways to Assess Whether the GOP Tax Plan is Delivering

5 Ways to Assess Whether the GOP Tax Plan is Delivering

By Josh Boak | Jan 8
As soon as summer, it may become clear whether the tax cuts have unleashed stronger consumer spending. But it could take years to know whether many people are enjoying the generous pay raises.

Tax Bill Boosts Oil, Gas Drilling - and Renewable Energy

By Matthew Daly | Dec 20
The Republicans' tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power - and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars.

A Look at Some Winners and Losers Under the GOP Tax Plan

By Josh Boak | Dec 19
Count President Donald Trump among the personal winners in the $1.5 trillion tax package that congressional Republicans are on the verge of passing.

Will U.S. Companies Put Overseas Cash to Work? Don't Bet on It

By Paul Wseman and Michael Liedtke | Dec 17
Republicans say they're confident companies will spend their tax reform windfall on new plants, equipment, jobs and higher pay - but the companies seem likely to direct their money mainly to shareholders.

GOP Lawmaker Suggests Dem. Touching Him Is Gay

GOP Lawmaker Suggests Dem. Touching Him Is Gay

Dec 6
A committee meeting in Pennsylvania's capitol was briefly derailed by a Republican representative who asked a male colleague to stop touching him, suggesting the Democrat might be gay.

Graduate Students Argue Against Taxing Tuition Waivers

By Maria Danilova and Collin Binkley | Dec 5
Graduate students around the U.S. are staging campus walk-outs and lobbying Congress in an effort to keep their tuition waivers tax-free.

Trump, GOP at Odds Over Using 401(k)s to Pay for Tax Cuts

By Marcy Gordon | Oct 27
President Donald Trump and Republicans were at odds on Wednesday over changing the 401(k) retirement program to help finance tax cuts.

Senate GOP Backs Budget, Clears Way for Tax Overhaul

By Marcy Gordon and Andrew Taylor | Oct 20
Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate.

Senate GOP Looking for Budget Deal to Open Way to Tax Redo

By Marcy Gordon | Sep 12
Pushing toward the Republicans' prime goal of tax legislation, the GOP Senate leader and members of the Budget Committee are scrambling to come up with a budget deal to clear the way for the first tax overhaul in three decades.

Trump-McConnell Feud Does Little to Jump Start Stalled Agenda

By Julie Bykowicz and Erica Werner | Aug 12
Asked if McConnell should consider stepping aside or retiring, an outcome some conservatives are openly clamoring for, the president's response was far from a vote of confidence.

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