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Congress Poised for Major Test on Tax Legislation

The Republican-controlled Congress was approaching a major test on Thursday of its ability to enact sweeping tax cuts, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on tax legislation. Republicans…

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Must-Do Bills in a Divided Congress Could Lead to Shutdown

An early December government shutdown is a real possibility, since a divided Congress can’t agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants, and President Donald Trump’s position…

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House Backs $1.2T Spending Bill With More Money for Military

The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from…

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Congress Backs Measure Condemning White Nationalists

Congress has backed a resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence. The House approved the measure by…

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House Plans Wednesday Vote on Harvey Aid

House leaders have announced plans to vote Wednesday on a bill to deliver disaster relief to Texas as it recovers from Harvey. The move on a $7.9 billion relief package…

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Congress Eyes Vote Next Week on Harvey Aid

Congress is gearing up for a vote as early as next week on a multibillion-dollar down payment on relief aid for Harvey. White House and congressional aides said Thursday an…

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