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Ryan won’t say tax plan won’t raise deficit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan declined Wednesday to say the evolving Republican tax cut plan won't add to the nation's already mammoth budget deficits. A chief goal of the effort will be to spark economic growth, he said in an AP Newsmaker interview.
Hurricane aid measure grows to $15B as Irma bears down
Trump Jr. to speak privately Thursday to Senate staff
Senate GOP looking for budget deal to open way to tax redo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pushing toward the Republicans' prime goal of tax legislation, the GOP Senate leader and members of the Budget Committee are scrambling to come up with a budget deal to clear the way for the first tax overhaul in three decades.
Top senator sees both parties blamed if no health compromise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Both parties must give ground to craft a compromise bill shoring up the nation's individual health insurance markets or they'll be blamed for hurting millions of consumers, the chairman of the Senate health committee said Wednesday.
Congress returns, faces pressing issues including Harvey aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers returned to Washington Tuesday facing fast-approaching deadlines, including pressing demands to replenish dwindling disaster aid reserves as Texas and Louisiana dig out from Harvey and an even more powerful hurricane, Irma, bears down on the U.S.
GOP pushes health care vote
McConnell prods senators on health care bill, amid dim odds
Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump, Moscow retaliates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is sending a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia to President Donald Trump to sign after the bill received overwhelming support in Congress. Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. embassy's recreation retreat.
Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise -- who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month -- has been discharged from a Washington hospital.
Rules replace travel ban
Segregation’s traces still linger in schools
Cancer can’t put muzzle on Sen. McCain
WASHINGTON -- John McCain couldn't bring himself to vote for Donald Trump -- so he talked about writing in his best friend's name for president. After the election, he's been the leading Senate Republican critic of Trump's posture toward Russia.