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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks through Statuary Hall to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Ryan introduced a far-reaching tax overhaul Thursday that will be a priority for the GOP. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 05, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law's requirement that people have insurance coverage or face a penalty, a step pushed by President Donald Trump but seen by some GOP lawmakers as possibly...
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President Donald Trump holds an example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 03, 2017 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pressuring Republicans to repeal a health care law penalty in their tax rewrite, a step the House's top tax writer indicated is politically problematic. Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said Friday the president had spoken to...
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This Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo shows a home for sale in Fort Washington, Pa. On Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 26, 2017 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The costs of borrowing to buy a home increased slightly this week, but U.S. mortgage rates are still near relative lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 3.94 percent from 3.88 percent last week. At this time...
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A municipal worker sweeps in front of a Presidential guard at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier in Athens, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Bailout negotiators are returning to Greece to try and reach a deal by the end of the year on the terms for the next loan payout, as the debt-plagued country prepares to end eight years of rescue funding programs next summer. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
October 23, 2017 - 11:23 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bailout negotiators have returned to Greece to try and reach a deal by the end of the year on the terms for the next loan payout, as the debt-plagued country prepares to end eight years of rescue funding programs next summer. At meetings Monday with finance ministry officials...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan applauds as attendees to the 72nd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner are announced Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
October 20, 2017 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. Despite controlling Congress and the White House, Republicans failed to...
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October 20, 2017 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says the federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed budget year, an $80 billion spike over last year. The word comes as Republicans controlling Washington are moving quickly to draft a rewrite of the tax code that could add up to $1...
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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. The federal government ran a $668 billion budget deficit for the just-completed 2017 fiscal year. That’s $82 billion more red ink than the government produced last year. That’s the word from the Congressional Budget Office based on preliminary Treasury reports. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
October 06, 2017 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government ran a $668 billion budget deficit for the just-completed 2017 fiscal year, according to a new government report. That's $82 billion more red ink than the government produced last year. The Congressional Budget Office based its findings on preliminary...
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October 06, 2017 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Americans "the largest tax cut in our country's history." But for low-income households, Trump's plan would amount to crumbs. The poorest would get an average tax cut of about $60 a year, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center. Middle-...
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In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are focused on cutting taxes instead of deficits as they look to power a $4.1 billion budget plan through the House on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 05, 2017 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed a $4.1 trillion budget plan that promises deep cuts to social programs while paving the way for Republicans to rewrite the tax code later this year. The 2018 House GOP budget reprises a controversial plan to turn Medicare into a voucher-like program...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brady, one of the chief architects of the sweeping tax revamp proposed by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans isn’t yet saying whether promised cuts under the plan would be retroactive to the start of the year. “To be determined” was the response Oct. 2 from Brady. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 02, 2017 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the chief architects of the sweeping tax revamp proposed by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans isn't yet saying whether promised cuts under the plan would be retroactive to the start of the year. "To be determined" was the response Monday from Rep. Kevin...
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