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GOP decries Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum imports
As President Donald Trump presses forward with his plan to levy sharp tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the president has little to no support among congressional Republicans , and some are strategizing how to block or undo the president's new proclamation. Rather than impose the tariffs
11 blue state Republicans vote against tax bill
Twelve House Republicans, including 11 who hail from districts in states won by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, voted against the GOP 's ambitious $1.5 trillion measure that rewrites the nation's tax code. The 11 blue state Republicans who voted no are all from California, New
House Republicans pass tax plan that would cut corporate rate, add $1.4 trillion to deficit
House Republicans successfully passed their wide-ranging tax plan Thursday, moving the party one step closer to reshaping the tax code by year’s end. The proposal, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, would add $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years, while decreasing the number of
Some Republicans express concern over Comey firing, call for special prosecutor
It's been two days since President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the leading figure in the intelligence community’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. In the immediate aftermath, Democrats roundly condemned the firing while Republicans were split
The 20 Republicans who voted against the health care bill
Twenty House Republicans broke with their party to vote against the American Health Care Act's passage Thursday, an effort that failed to produce enough opposition to block the bill, which was approved by a 217-213 margin. Of the several Republicans who were publicly undecided in advance of the
Gov. Chris Christie reacts to Russia election investigation
Christie also addresses the defeat of the GOP health care bill and discusses his new role in leading the fight against the opiod epidemic.
Paul Ryan says Devin Nunes shouldn't recuse himself from Russia investigation
House Speaker Paul Ryan today reiterated his solidarity with Rep. Devin Nunes , saying the Intelligence Committee chairman should continue to lead the chamber's Russia investigation. When asked today whether he thought Nunes, R-Calif., should recuse himself and whether he knows the source of Nunes'
GOP health care bill advances despite opposition from conservatives
The House Budget Committee narrowly advanced the GOP health care plan Thursday morning despite "no" votes by three conservatives on the panel, underscoring Republicans' disagreements over the legislation as it moves closer to a vote on the House floor. The budget panel by a 19-17 vote passed the
Former US House Speakers Costing Taxpayers Big Bucks
John Boehner may have retired as House speaker, but taxpayers are still expected to shell out hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of dollars, for him to run his post-speaker office. It's a little known perk for former speakers: a government-funded office for five years that may include up to
Terror Abroad, Worries At Home (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES COULD IT HAPPEN HERE?: Although there are no credible threats inside the U.S. in the aftermath of yesterday’s attacks in Paris, ABC’s PIERRE THOMAS reported on “Good Morning America” today that police in several major U.S. cities are stepping up...