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Blue Dog Democrats Met With Trump Officials to Discuss Tax Reform

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:09pm 6/21/2017 at 1:09pm
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THEY DO EXIST! Yes, Congress still has Blue Dog Democrats within its walls. The group consists of only 18 members, but it could be enough to push tax reform through this year.

These Democrats view themselves as ones who can help “broker a bipartisan deal.” The Hill reported:

“If it’s constructive, if they’re...

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Dakota Access Pipeline Update: Judge orders redo of environmental review

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8:30am 6/19/2017 at 8:30am
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President Trump has faced many opponents during his quest for the White House and the early days of his administration. However, no group seems to be as powerful as the judiciary when it comes to gutting his policies.

Legal Insurrection readers will recall that one of Trump’s first acts as President was ...

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House Freedom Caucus: Tie Welfare, Health Care, and Tax Reform Into One Bill!

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/11/2017 at 4:30pm
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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) and other members have showcased their ambitions:   the caucus wants to add welfare, health care, and tax reform all into one bill and pass it all by the end of the summer.

The biggest stars of reform, health care and taxes, have caused the...

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Mnuchin: U.S. has Plans if Congress Won’t Raise Debt Ceiling

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 9:00am 6/11/2017 at 9:00am
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In May, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asked Congress to raise the debt ceiling before members take their summer recess in order for America to pay its debts. The ability to borrow money expired on March 16.

Now Mnuchin has said that he and...

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House Passes Bill That Would Roll Back Most of Dodd-Frank

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5:00pm 6/9/2017 at 5:00pm
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They did it! The House passed the Financial CHOICE Act, which would roll back regulations established in Dodd-Frank, one of former President Barack Obama’s biggest pieces of legislation.

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Sponsored by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas),...

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Will the House Vote to Repeal Dodd-Frank?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/5/2017 at 1:00pm
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The House of Representatives will vote on the Financial CHOICE Act this week, which will repeal a lot of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act. The Hill reported:

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Mulvaney, Mnuchin Offer Different Views on Trump’s Tax Plans

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 29, 2017 at 12:30pm 5/29/2017 at 12:30pm

I think it’s safe to assume that a tax reform plan will take a lot longer than Trump’s administration thinks, especially when his officials cannot agree on how the plan will work.

That’s exactly what happened when White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified in front of...

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Paul Ryan Won’t Let Go of the Border Adjustment Tax

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/24/2017 at 4:00pm

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not let go of a border adjustment tax (BAT) when it comes to tax reform, which will set up a major showdown with the White House and possibly the Senate.

Ryan admitted today that the House could pass a tax bill without the BAT, but he’s still...

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President Trump Receives Royal Welcome in Saudi Arabia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 3:30pm 5/20/2017 at 3:30pm
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President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia to a resplendent royal welcome.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

President Donald Trump, in the first stop of his maiden trip abroad, received a regal welcome Saturday in Saudi Arabia, feted by...

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Trump Triggers NAFTA Renegotiation Process

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/18/2017 at 5:30pm
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President Donald Trump has officially alerted Congress that he will begin NAFTA renegotiation talks. This gives Trump’s administration, Congress, and businesses a 90 day consultation period before he sits down with Canada and Mexico. From Fox Business:

“Today, President Trump is fulfilling one of his key promises to the American people,” U.S....

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GOP Senators Shoot Down Trump’s Demand to End the Filibuster

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 8:45pm 5/2/2017 at 8:45pm

President Donald Trump wants to push through his agenda no matter what it takes. On Tuesday, he proved that when he tweeted out that the Senate change the rules to eliminate the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster when it comes to a spending bill.

The GOP in the Senate have...

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Democrats Not Pleased With Trump’s Plan to Ax Popular Tax Deduction

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/28/2017 at 12:00pm

Democrats in some blue states do not like that President Donald Trump’s tax plan includes eliminating the ability to deduct state and local taxes.

Just a thought…maybe the states should not tax their citizens so much? Instead, they complain about the burden placed on the citizens from the federal government. From The...

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Trump’s Tax Plan: Cut Corporate Taxes, Three Brackets for Income Taxes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:33pm 4/26/2017 at 5:33pm
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Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn spoke to the press at the White House today about President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan. Trump wants to slash the corporate tax rate to 15%, which I covered yesterday. But he also wants to place income taxes for...

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Trump Pursuing a 15% Corporate Tax Rate

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:00am 4/25/2017 at 10:00am

President Donald Trump has offered us a little hint into the tax reform plan he wants to unveil on Wednesday. He has demanded aides to draft a plan that cuts ...

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Trump to Include Dodd-Frank, Taxes in Latest Executive Order

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/21/2017 at 2:30pm
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President Donald Trump will sign an executive order for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to target financial regulations from former President Barack Obama that have caused companies trouble to conduct business.

Mnuchin has said that the orders from Trump “are meant to emphasize the administration’s economic priorities to the American people.” This includes...

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Trump To Sign “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order Today

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/18/2017 at 4:00pm
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President Trump is set to sign a “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order today that is expected to direct federal agencies to buy American when possible and to refocus the H-1B visa program to discourage companies from replacing American workers with lower paid foreign workers.  Rather than a new set of...

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Trump Holds Strategy and Tax Policy Forum With Business Leaders

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4:41pm 4/11/2017 at 4:41pm
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President Donald Trump met with CEOs along with five Cabinet members again today to discuss tax reform, NAFTA, and Dodd-Frank. He believes reforming all of those will help domestic businesses. Fox Business reported:

“At the top of our agenda is creating great high paying jobs for American workers … We’ve created over...

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