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February 16, 2018

Ways and Means ‘in receive mode’ for tax reform technical corrections, Brady says
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady urged the business community to help taxwriters identify provisions in the major tax legislation enacted late last year that are ripe for technical corrections.

Trump signals support for gas tax hike, reports say
President Trump endorsed a 25 cents-per-gallon hike in the federal gasoline tax to pay for new infrastructure spending during a meeting at the White House with administration officials and Democratic and Republican members of Congress, according to published reports.

Few significant tax proposals in Trump administration’s FY 2019 budget blueprint
The budget blueprint for fiscal year 2019 that the Trump administration submitted to Congress includes assorted discrete tax proposals; but aside from a now familiar GOP call to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that is unlikely to gain traction on Capitol Hill, it proposes no sweeping changes to federal tax laws.

February 16, 2018

Archive

February 9, 2018
Two-year budget agreement with significant tax package becomes law

February 2, 2018
Selling 2017 tax reform law dominates 2018 Republican game plan

January 26, 2018
Partial shutdown ends as short-term government funding bill becomes law

January 19, 2018
Government shutdown likely as short-term funding bill appears headed for failure in the Senate

January 12, 2018
New members join Ways and Means, Finance panels

January 5, 2018
Hatch announces retirement plans

December 22, 2017 - Special Edition
Tax reform legislation becomes law

December 18, 2017 - Special Edition
Tax reform enters the home stretch

December 15, 2017 - Special Edition
Tax reform conference language released

December 13, 2017 - Special Edition
Press reports cite deal on tax reform conference agreement

December 8, 2017
Higher target corporate rate floated as Congress tees up tax reform conference

December 2, 2017 - Special Edition
Senate tax reform bill crosses finish line after major rewrite

November 17, 2017 - Special Edition
Tax reform proposal clears House; Finance bill headed to Senate floor

November 14, 2017 - Special Edition
Hatch unveils modifications to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

November 10, 2017 - Special Edition
Finance Republicans chart their own course for tax reform

November 3, 2017 - Special Edition
Ways and Means Republicans fill in the blanks on tax reform

November 2, 2017 - Special Edition
Ways and Means Republicans release detailed tax reform proposal

October 27, 2017
House clears path for reconciliation tax reform bill; Brady to release text November 1

October 20, 2017
Senate GOP clears budget plan aimed at fast-tracking tax reform; House may follow suit in short order

October 13, 2017
Ryan sees stars aligning for action on tax reform this year

October 6, 2017
GOP budget plans aimed at expediting tax reform wind through House% Senate

September 29, 2017
Tax reform messaging wars continue following release of ‘Big Six’ framework

September 27, 2017 - Special Edition
GOP tax reform framework long on rate cuts, short on pay-fors

September 22, 2017
Senate GOP closes in on tax-cutting budget plan as ‘Big Six’ readies release of tax reform framework

September 15, 2017
Brady outlines path forward for tax reform, Trump seeks Democratic support

September 8, 2017
Trump, Democratic leaders strike short-term deal on debt limit, government funding

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