Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In a tweet Monday night, Trump […]

GOP set to roll $1.5T final tax bill through House, Senate

BC-US–Congress-Taxes,2nd Ld-Writethru Dec 19, 2017 6:01AM (GMT 12:01) – 948 words By MARCY GORDON ,  AP Business Writer Eds: Refreshes summary line; With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — Their long-sought political goal within grasp, Republicans in Congress are set to catapult sweeping $1.5 trillion tax legislation through the House, rolling over a dozen GOP defectors […]

GOP says it’s got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

AP-US-Congress-Taxes Dec 13, 2017 5:22PM (GMT 23:22) – 973 words By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, ANDREW TAYLOR and MARCY GORDON ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with tax breaks for college students, medical expenses, restored. Trims. With AP Photos. AP Video. WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation’s […]

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version different. The […]

Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press JOSH BOAK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing tax cuts for individuals and businesses even as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the populist president tries to make good on promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. Trump is scheduled Wednesday to unveil the […]

Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After their humiliating loss on health care, Republicans in Congress could use a quick victory on a big issue. It won’t be an overhaul of the tax code. Overhauling the tax code could prove harder to accomplish than repealing and replacing Barack Obama’s health law. Congressional Republicans are […]