Sahil Kapur

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Trump debt limit deal undermines trust among GOP on tax overhaul

The White House said President Donald Trump cut a short-term debt ceiling and government spending deal with Democrats to clear the deck for a major tax bill. But the agreement could be complicating tax efforts by eroding trust within his own party.

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.