Tag: Republican Party

Liberals Wanted a Fight in Montana. Democratic Leaders Saw a Lost Cause.

In part, this is because the few special elections for Congress so far have taken place in red-leaning districts, where the near-daily barrage of new controversies involving Mr. Trump has…
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Trump Budget Plan Offers No Clarity, and So Far No ‘Magic Unicorn’

Senator Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday that the administration was using accounting that would “make Bernie Madoff blush.”…
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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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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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Republicans Demand More Detail on Trump’s Meeting With Russians

“Once again, we are faced with inexplicable stories coming from the White House that are highly troubling,” said Representative Barbara Comstock, Republican of Virginia, who is up for re-election next…
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