AFL-CIO: Working Families Reject Republican Tax Bill

December 5, 2017

“The GOP tax bill that passed the Senate by one vote is nothing but an attack on America’s workers,” writes AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. “We will pay more, corporations and billionaires will pay less. It’s a job killer. It gives billions of tax giveaways […]

Republicans Meet to Merge Tax Plans as Corporations Fret

December 4, 2017

House members gathered on Monday to begin aligning their tax bill with the $1.5 trillion package that passed the Senate early Saturday morning, a process that was always expected to be tricky given the differences between the two pieces of […]

Senate Passes Sweeping Republican Tax Overhaul Bill

December 1, 2017

The Senate passed the most sweeping tax rewrite in decades early Saturday, with Republicans approving an overhaul that will touch almost every corner of the United States economy, with the biggest benefits flowing to the highest-earning […]

McConnell Says Senate has the Votes to Pass GOP Tax Bill

December 1, 2017

Senate Republicans locked down the votes Friday for a $1.5 trillion tax bill that bestows massive benefits on corporate America and the wealthy while delivering mixed blessings to everybody else. “We have the votes” Majority Leader Mitch […]

Corker to Vote No on GOP Tax Bill

December 1, 2017

Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) said on Friday that he will oppose the GOP tax plan, making him the only GOP senator currently expected to vote no. Corker’s decision won’t impact the fate of the Senate Republican legislation. Leadership secured 50 “yes” votes earlier Friday, and GOP Senator Susan Collins  […]

Two Senators’ Inexplicable Flip-Flop on Health Care

December 1, 2017

“Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) stood tall against partisan pressure in voting to stop a disastrous health-care bill,” writes Jennifer Rubin in The Washington Post. “Now, in the context of the tax bill, they are prepared to […]

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