Bills

President Donald Trump answers a question from the press about discussion of the tax bill, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump is at the Capitol for a pep rally with House Republicans, shortly before the chamber is expected to approve the tax bill over solid Democratic opposition. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 17, 2017 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. Thorny problems await in the Senate, though. The House passage...
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President Donald Trump answers a question from the press about discussion of the tax bill, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump is at the Capitol for a pep rally with House Republicans, shortly before the chamber is expected to approve the tax bill over solid Democratic opposition. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 17, 2017 - 6:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican-pushed tax overhaul legislation (all times local): ___ 6:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says the Democrats could exert greater sway over the shape of tax overhaul legislation if they weren't focused wholly on defeating it. In a pre-dawn tweet Friday,...
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November 17, 2017 - 3:11 am
The House passed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill that differs from legislation approved by the Senate Finance Committee. A comparison of the Republican-written measures: —Personal income tax rates: House bill condenses current seven brackets to four: 12, 25, 35 and 39.6 percent. Senate measure...
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President Donald Trump answers a question from the press about discussion of the tax bill, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump is at the Capitol for a pep rally with House Republicans, shortly before the chamber is expected to approve the tax bill over solid Democratic opposition. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite in three decades and the first major legislative triumph for President Donald Trump and the GOP after 10 bumpy months of...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:30 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's possible that a decade's worth of South Carolina laws haven't technically been in effect because they are missing a seal required by the state constitution, a lawmaker told The Associated Press on Thursday. Rep. Joshua Putnam told the AP he's discovered that the Great...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:01 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state parliament was in the final stage Friday of a marathon debate on allowing voluntary euthanasia, 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy killing law. Debate in the Victorian Legislative Council began Thursday morning and continued...
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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks with Vice President Mike Pence as he departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to new numbers showing the Senate version of the plan would boost taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 16, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House consideration of the tax overhaul (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code. At the Tax Foundation's 80th...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, leads applause for House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, along with Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., during a news conference following a vote on tax reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Republicans passed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House, edging President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in a year in which they and their voters expected much more. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus rejected the request of Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo to join its ranks on Thursday, saying his record is inconsistent with the group's values. Florida's Curbelo, who is serving his second term, said the rejection "sends a powerful and harmful...
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November 16, 2017 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday sent President Donald Trump a sweeping defense policy bill authorizing a $700 billion budget for the military, including billions of dollars more for missile defense programs to counter the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea. The defense...
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Speaker of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, top, gestures while speaking to lawmaker Leonid Levin, right, and Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy, back to a camera, during a session at the parliament's lower house in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Wednesday's move by the parliament's lower house is a rapid quid pro quo response after the Russian state-funded TV channel RT registered with the U.S. Justice Department as a foreign agent after pressure from the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
November 16, 2017 - 8:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Justice Ministry said Thursday it has warned several U.S. government-funded news outlets that they could be designated as foreign agents under a new bill which has yet to be fully approved. The bill, endorsed by Russia's lower house Wednesday, comes in response to the U.S...
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