WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Senate Republican voiced optimism that congressional negotiators will reach a deal on a sweeping tax overhaul ahead of a Dec. 22 deadline, as senators voted on Wednesday to begin talks with the House to bridge differences between their rival bills. (Reuters Politics) More
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Posted on 22 March 2018 | 3:13 am | Google News
Border wall, tunnel tussle hold up sweeping spending bill
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Posted on 21 March 2018 | 11:09 pm | Google News
Overnight Finance: Lawmakers race to finalize omnibus | What we know about funding bill | White House on board ...
THE BIG DEAL: We're still not sure when we're going to see a vote on a bill to keep the government open past Friday. After a week of teasing the release of an omnibus spending package, lawmakers still have not unveiled the funding bill. Congressional ...
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 6:18 pm | Google News
Bipartisan Health Care Compromise Falls Apart, Obamacare Battle Continues
Republicans say Democrats threw a last-minute wrench in the negotiations by insisting that aspects of the package be exempt from commonly used appropriations language that prevents federal funding from being used for abortions. “We have always said ...
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 4:17 pm | Google News
Massive spending deal clinched despite Trump's misgivings
Congressional leaders are hoping to avoid the need for a short-term spending bill to keep the government open for a few days beyond Friday. But if the spending bill is released Wednesday as planned, the House will likely vote on the measure Thursday ...
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 3:28 pm | Google News
The Finance 202: Facebook under increasing scrutiny from wary lawmakers
Senate to House: Take the Crapo bill. WSJ's Andrew Ackerman: "Senators are pressing House lawmakers not to jeopardize what they see as their best opportunity to ease postcrisis financial regulations, urging them to quickly pass bipartisan Senate ...
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 7:07 am | Google News
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