Sahil Kapur

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Brady tries to soften border tax by proposing five-year phase-in

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady on Tuesday floated a five-year phase-in for his controversial border-adjusted tax on domestic sales and imported goods as a way to ease its negative impact.

House GOP eyes fast-tracking $500 billion in federal budget cuts

House Republicans are considering an ambitious target of about $500 billion in cuts to so-called mandatory spending in their fiscal 2018 budget resolution.

GOP targets trillion-dollar tax break for Democratic states

Conservative activists and House Republican leaders want to eliminate a trillion-dollar tax break that mostly benefits wealthy filers in Democratic states, a push that could further imperil President Donald Trump’s hopes of winning bipartisan support for a tax overhaul.

GOP eyes tax overhaul — and lessons from health-care failure

Moments after their hopes of undoing Obamacare unraveled, President Donald Trump and top Republicans said in unison that they’re moving on to another ambitious goal — overhauling the U.S. tax code.