Dean Heller

Tax reform cleared the House. Here’s the plan to kill it in the Senate.

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p>Friday’s dispatch: The real …

Al Franken

10 Things to Watch as the Tax Bill Moves Forward

House passage just the first step<p>The House passage of a tax code rewrite Thursday was just the first in a multistep process. Many changes are …

Politics

Specter of Menendez retrial could haunt U.S. Senate Democrats in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrats avoided potentially losing a seat in the U.S. Senate when the bribery case against New Jersey’s Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, but now face the risk that a retrial could complicate his expected 2018 re-election bid.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez …

Bob Menendez

New tax bill gives startup workers half-decade on option tax

<i>With help from Nancy Scola</i><p><b>NEW TAX BILL GIVES STARTUP WORKERS HALF-DECADE FOR OPTION TAX —</b> House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is celebrating that the tax-overhaul bill (H.R. 1 (115)) the House passed Thursday would let employees of not-yet-public companies who exercise stock options put off paying …

Jerry Moran

GOP's Roy Moore nightmare just got worse. It could infect the battle for the Senate.

Even as a new round of stories alleging inappropriate conduct have just landed with a thud on Roy Moore, Senate GOP leaders are floating yet another scheme to deal with this problem: postponing the election. But in an interview with an Alabama news outlet, the governor of the state has shut down …

Kelli Ward

Bipartisan 'Fix NICS' Gun Bill is a WIN for EVERYONE

In the wake of last week's deadly church shooting in Texas and this week's shooting in Northern California, legislators have come together to find …

Gun Control

Karl Rove Has Seen the Enemy and He Is Steve Bannon

Inside the feud between two men battling for the soul of the G.O.P.<p>To readers of Breitbart News these days, Karl Rove is a familiar, sinister presence. The Republican strategist who twice helped George W. Bush win the Presidency is now, according to Breitbart, “the voice of the hapless Republican …

Culture

Sparkling wine, jets, the unborn and other special-interest wins in the tax bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee unveiled the latest version of a GOP tax plan, which includes a proposal to repeal Obamacare's requirement that most people have health care coverage or pay a fine. That's the most notable new provision in the revised tax overhaul, but it is far from …

U.S. Politics

GOP Tax Bill Faces Setbacks In Senate

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson came out against the bill on Wednesday, making passage in the Senate much tougher.

Elections

Democrats Have a Clear Path to Senate Majority in 2018

Posted: Nov 16, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Until recently, it looked like Republicans were almost certain to retain control of the U.S. Senate following the 2018 …

Conservative View

Gun background database may finally get a boost

Given the nation’s deep political divisions, it’s rare to see a public consensus emerge on hot-button controversies. It’s what makes results like …

Gun Control

What Is Ivanka Trump's Child Tax Credit Plan? She Won Over The Senate With It

The new Senate tax bill was made public on Tuesday Nov. 15, and one of its revisions is a major victory for Ivanka Trump. The president's daughter …

Ivanka Trump

Heller-backed measure will aid Nevada kids, families

In nearly half the states across the country, including here in Nevada, child care is more expensive than in-state college tuition, meaning …

Las Vegas

Paul Ryan faces conservative pressure to target ObamaCare mandate in tax bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing conservative pressure to follow the example of Senate Republicans and target ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of a sweeping tax overhaul – though so far, the GOP leader is showing little appetite for it.<p>Sen. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Finance Committee, …

U.S. Congress

Senate tax bill ditches stock option change after outcry from tech startups

A revised Senate tax bill has ditched a change in the treatment of stock options after an outcry from technology startups.<p>The original bill released last week proposed to tax stock options on the date they vest instead of when they are cashed in. Technology startups such as Hyperloop One, Airbnb, …

Politics

Heller calls on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step down if sexual misconduct allegations are true

Sen. Dean Heller has joined the chorus of Republican senators calling for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race if allegations …

Politics

The Republican Party’s Roy Moore catastrophe, explained

Moore is facing sexual assault allegations heading into an election with enormous national consequences.<p>An Alabama special election with enormous import for the closely divided US Senate has been thrown into chaos, as Republican nominee Roy Moore faces allegations of sexual misconduct — and the GOP …

Politics

Vegas Officials Forge Ahead With Raiders' Plans Despite GOP Plans To Eliminate Subsidy For Stadiums

While a number of officials connected with the push to secure funding for the Raiders’ stadium in Las Vegas have reacted to a provision in the GOP’s proposed tax bill with considerable amounts of incredulity, don’t count Steve Hill among them.<p>With a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the $1.9 …

James Lankford

Now For Independents In Congress

It was exhilarating. Thrilling, especially because voters sent a powerful message in an off-year election.<p>Maybe Democrats will retake Congress in …

Liberal View

Indy Congressional Tracker: Nevada delegates rarely voted in unified front this week

Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Dean Heller split on most of the roll call votes in the Senate this week, agreeing to move forward on two of the …

Politics

Blame Game Over Rising Health-Insurance Premiums Begins

The day before Halloween, Dorie Lawson learned her health insurance premiums would jump by 60% next year to nearly $3,000 a month.<p>Now she is looking for someone to blame. Her insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming, cited uncertainty about health policy in Washington, especially regarding …

Politics

Senators author bill forcing VA to report more problem medical providers, faster

WASHINGTON — Two key senators are introducing legislation Thursday to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to report disciplinary actions against medical providers to a national database designed to prevent them from crossing state lines to escape their pasts and keep practicing.<p>The bill, …

News (U.S.)

Do Tuesday's GOP losses prove Trump's politics don't work for everyone?

WASHINGTON — The hazards of Trump-inspired appeals to white nationalism were laid bare for Republicans this week in a closely watched Virginia …

Elections

Senate expected to send Pruitt an air chief today

<i>With help from Emily Holden and Eric Wolff</i><p><b>HELP’S ON THE WAY:</b> The Senate is expected to confirm William Wehrum today at 11:30 a.m. to run EPA’s air office, sending Administrator Scott Pruitt a key, if controversial, lieutenant as he embarks on a sweeping agenda to roll back a host of Obama-era air …

Climate

Electric vehicle buyers get an ally within GOP over repeal of the $7,500 federal tax credit

Bad news hit the EV world last week when Republicans unveiled their tax bill and it included a complete removal of the federal tax credit for electric vehicles by the end of the year.<p>The only hope for EV buyers is that the language about the tax credit changes by the time the bill becomes law. Now, …

Electric Vehicles

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 11.7.17

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* A new poll from NBC News and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> found that a …

Elections

GOP Cheerleading on Taxes Belies Conflicts

Pitch to repeal Obamacare mandate complicates calls for unity<p>Top members of President Donald Trump’s administration and Senate Republicans were …

Politics

GOP Senators Aim to Retain Medical-Expenses Deduction

Senate Republicans aim to preserve a popular tax deduction for household medical expenses when they release their version of a tax plan later this week, parting ways with House lawmakers on a proposal that costs about $182 billion over a decade, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>They are …

U.S. Congress

Dem donor on MSNBC: 'Hopefully we'll get our sh-- together'

A major Democratic donor is warning the party against listening to progressive voices in the party and straying away from centrist positions after …

Elections

One Year Out: The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators in 2018

Taking heat from both sides, Nevada’s Dean Heller leads the list<p>Senate Democrats are defending 10 seats President Donald Trump won last cycle. But a …

Elections