Tag: House of Representatives

Fact Check: Defending Cuts, Mulvaney Misleads on Food Stamps and Big Bird

Understating the Appalachian Regional Commission’s effect.The budget calls for the elimination of the Appalachian Regional Commission (known as ARC), a federal-state partnership created by the Appalachian Regional Development Act of…
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On Washington: Republicans Will Reject Trump’s Budget, but Still Try to Impose Austerity

“At least we now have common objectives,” Speaker Paul D. Ryan said, noting that the “last president never proposed, let alone tried, to balance the budget.” Document Read Trump’s 2018…
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Republicans, Pushing Aside Trump’s Budget, Find Few Alternatives

But the drastic reordering of government that Mr. Trump has embraced includes many measures long sought by conservatives on Capitol Hill, including adding work requirements for food-stamp eligibility and opening…
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Border Tax’s Apparent Demise Jeopardizes G.O.P. Overhaul Plan

Representative Erik Paulsen, a Minnesota Republican, was more explicit in his opposition. “I cannot support the border adjustability provisions as introduced last year in the blueprint,” he said. Continue reading…
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Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

It would also cut by more than $72 billion the disability benefits upon which millions of Americans rely. Student loan programs that subsidize college educations for the poor and those…
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Writers From the Right and Left React to This Week’s Trump News

When Mr. McCarthy read our story reporting that Mr. Trump told Russian officials that James B. Comey was a “nut job,” he admits to being “slack-jawed.” Despite whatever flaws Mr.…
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Congressional memo: G.O.P. Highlights Alternate Legislative Universe as Trump’s Woes Pile Up

As the bricks of bad news about Mr. Trump pile up, Republicans have struggled to portray themselves as busy toiling away at the nation’s business even though their legislative agenda…
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Congress Opens Battle to Reshape Taxes, and the Goal Isn’t Perfection

“While there is no perfect way to tax, there are proven solutions to grow our economy and improve the lives of all Americans,” said Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, the…
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Why Some Can’t Wait for a Repeal of Obamacare

The challenge for Republicans is to reclaim the narrative, countering the intense resistance to repeal with personal stories of people struggling with high insurance costs, tax penalties and government rules.…
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