Pat Toomey

Key Senators remove hurdle to Republican-led tax cuts

Two key Senators said on Tuesday they had reached a pact on the parameters of a critical budget resolution, removing an obstacle on the complex path …

Bob Corker

Senate Republicans Reach a Deal on Budget

Agreement would set parameters for a tax overhaul<p>WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans reached a deal Tuesday that would allow tax cuts over the next decade, bridging party divides over trade-offs between tax cuts and budget deficits and taking an important step toward tax-overhaul legislation.<p>Sens. Pat …

Report: Republican budget could allow trillion-dollar tax cut

Senate Republicans are weighing a budget proposal that would make room for as much as $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, according to a Wall Street Journal …

Economy

What's missing from the latest ACA repeal bill

Throughout this summer's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Republican senators outlined a treasury of specific provisions they …

Health Care

With a new term, Pat Toomey flexes his muscles on health care, taxes

WASHINGTON — Pat Toomey is making the most out of his new term in the Senate.<p>Fresh off a near-political-death experience — winning reelection last …

Philadelphia

Senate Republicans want $1.5 trillion in tax cuts by 2027 - Salon.com

One of the budget proposals being contemplated by Senate Republicans would allow for up to $1.5 trillion in tax cuts.<p>The planned tax cut would not be revenue neutral and, as a result, some Republicans have advocated a tax plan that would ultimately pay for itself by eliminating certain tax breaks, …

Liberal View

Senate GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T plan on tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are zeroing in on a tax outline that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt over 10 …

U.S. Congress

Republicans rethinking tax plans for the rich

They already got a taste of the difficulty of cutting taxes on the rich earlier this summer.<p>Republicans have begun rethinking their plans to slash taxes on the rich, a major change in direction driven by political and budgetary realities.<p>Though both the Trump administration and House Republicans …

U.S. Congress

McCain, Murkowski among several Republicans undecided on new GOP health care bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Republicans are coming back to Washington Monday night to find a new effort to revamp Obamacare is in full swing. And many of the key votes say they're undecided.<p>Sen. John McCain -- who helped defeat the GOP health care bill this summer -- says he is still "deeply …

Politics

La Colombe founder: I'm proof that a $15 minimum wage is good for business | Perspective

“I don’t want to be in the business of eliminating jobs,” U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey told a town hall meeting on Aug. 31.<p>I agree. We need more jobs that …

Social Justice

Senate Republicans weigh tax cuts, deficit expansion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans have reached a tentative budget deal that could allow U.S. tax revenues to decline by as much as $1.5 …

U.S. Congress

Corker, Toomey reach deal on Senate GOP tax-cut package

Two key Republican senators on Tuesday reached a compromise on the scope of tax breaks in the Senate GOP budget resolution, resolving the last major standoff holding up its release.<p>Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) have tentatively called a truce in the weeks-long fight over the …

Politics

Staffer profile: From voting for Pat Toomey to working for him

<b>Name:</b> Theo Merkel<p><b>Hometown:</b> Towamensing Township, Pa.<p><b>Position:</b> Legislative assistant for healthcare for Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.<p><b>Age:</b> 29<p><b>Alma Mater:</b> Johns …

Health Care

Toomey asks feds to probe 'pimping out,' other alleged drug treatment fraud

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) on Thursday called on federal watchdogs to investigate an alleged scheme in which drug addicts in Philadelphia are …

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This Is the Crazy Tax Math Trump Must Master, Fast

President Trump vows to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent. Suppose Republicans could raise $2 trillion to pay for cuts (not an …

Business

What we know about the Trump tax plan

The White House is signaling that one of the next big items on its agenda is to rework the U.S. tax code, though it’s unclear whether the specifics …

Donald Trump

Escaping the Tax-Reform Budget Trap

Republicans know that their hold on Congress depends on passing tax reform, but what we hear about the debate behind the scenes is worrisome. The danger is that, as with health care, the GOP will hold themselves hostage to a budget process that is hostile to pro-growth tax policy.<p>The first test …

Economics

Trump coaxes Congress to 'move fast' on tax reform

Capitol Hill’s work on an overhaul of the U.S. tax code “will soon begin,” President Donald Trump declared online Wednesday morning, urging lawmakers to “move fast” on one of his top legislative priorities.<p>“The approval process for the biggest Tax Cut & Tax Reform package in the history of our …

Politics

Health screenings near bases with tainted water proposed in Senate

In an effort to determine how tens of thousands of people nationwide have been affected by tainted water near military bases, residents in some of …

Philadelphia

Senate GOP struggles with deficit in work on budget, taxes

Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump's tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work …

Steven Mnuchin

Sen. Toomey Is Optimistic on Pro-Growth Tax Reform

Sen. Pat Toomey, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and a Republican from Pennsylvania, talks about the work done by the Trump administration on …

Business

Supreme Court lifts restrictions on Trump's travel ban

The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a federal appeals court ruling made last week that would have let refugees with support from resettlement …

Government

White House Watch: Why Is the Administration Accusing Comey of 'False Testimony'?

<b>The White House has a new argument</b> for why President Donald Trump fired James Comey earlier this year: The FBI director possibly committed perjury. …

Politics

Congressional Republicans Try to Adjust to Shifting Political Landscape

WASHINGTON — Last week's bipartisan deal to push back some crucial September deadlines has given Congress some breathing room in a crowded calendar but GOP leaders are now trying to maneuver through new and shifting dynamics as their frustration mounts over a lack of progress on key issues and a …

Politics

U.S. corporate tax cut goal in doubt, Trump dines with senators

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin cast doubt on President Donald Trump's chances of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, while Trump met with six senators including three Democrats who set clear conditions for future cooperation with him on taxes.<p>The president is cranking up a …

United States

Continuing to court Democrats, Trump will host dinner on tax reform

President Donald Trump will host a dinner on Tuesday with moderate Democrats and Republican senators focused on tax reform as he continues to court Democrats after cutting a debt ceiling deal last week.<p>Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will host the dinner on Tuesday evening, the White House …

U.S. Politics

Trump hosts senators at White House amid tax reform push

President Trump hosted a dinner for a bipartisan group of senators at the White House on Tuesday night, trying to nail down a tax reform plan that could win support from both sides of the political aisle.<p>Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., joined Sens. John …

Tax Reform

Republicans fear 'flood' of centrist retirements ahead of midterms

If more congressmen like Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., start heading for the exits, it will become harder for Republicans to defend their House majority …

Politics

The Senate Just Passed A Bill To Avoid A Government Shutdown And Fund Hurricane Relief

Now, the deal President Trump made with Democrats yesterday moves to the House, where conservatives are furious that it doesn't cut spending and takes away their leverage.<p>The Senate passed a deal agreed upon by President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders to avoid a government shutdown, prevent a …

Donald Trump

Pennsylvania man arrested after asking Sen. Pat Toomey a question about deportations

The question was startling, but had a point. And the ACLU says Simon Radecki wasn't "disturbing" the event<p>A Pennsylvania man who asked a terrible question at a town hall event held by Sen. Pat Toomey found that the worst response isn’t derision — it’s arrest.<p>Simon Radecki, 28, was arrested last …

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