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Senate votes to pursue tax bill negotiations with House


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 More

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Posted on 17 December 2017 | 8:34 am | Google News

Final tax bill includes Obamacare mandate repeal - Washington Examiner


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Senate Republicans try to placate Rubio after he threatens to oppose tax bill over child credit - Washington Post


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Posted on 13 December 2017 | 8:47 am | Google News

Our View: Collins should drop support for tax bill - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel


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Posted on 12 December 2017 | 4:11 am | Google News

Senate Republicans are divided over whether to pursue Medicare cuts in 2018 - Washington Post


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Posted on 11 December 2017 | 2:30 pm | Google News

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