Government Finance

Shulkin urges emergency aid for VA private health care soon

Dec 6, 2017

In a fresh warning, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is urging Congress to pass billions in emergency funding for its ailing private-sector Choice health care program by year's end

Count the ways: How GOP tax plans would reward rich families

Dec 6, 2017

Count the ways: Here's how rich families would benefit from the GOP tax plans

State lawmakers' outside jobs present possible conflicts

Dec 6, 2017

Lawmakers in the vast majority of state legislatures have outside jobs, but that employment sometimes raises the potential for conflicts

Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul

Dec 6, 2017

The Senate is barreling toward the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in more than three decades

The Latest: McConnell makes concession on local taxes

Dec 6, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he favors expanding a deduction for state and local taxes to enable people to deduct local income taxes as well as property taxes

Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone

Dec 6, 2017

A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of clean and cheap energy is halfway toward completion

Tax overhaul could chill US affordable housing construction

Dec 6, 2017

Municipal governments are worried the tax overhaul under debate in Washington, D.C. could have a chilling effect on the construction of affordable housing units just as homelessness reaches a crisis point on the West Coast

EU blacklists 17 nations as tax avoidance havens

Dec 5, 2017

The European Union has put 17 nations on a blacklist of countries it deems guilty of unfairly offering tax avoidance schemes

Freedom Caucus deals brush-back pitch to House GOP leaders

Dec 5, 2017

The hard-right House Freedom Caucus has played nice in the Republican Party's drive this fall to cut taxes, but not anymore.

Leaders seek to end GOP fissures over bill averting shutdown

Dec 5, 2017

Top Republicans are trying to quell GOP divisions and line up support for a short-term spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown Saturday

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