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White House split on import tax puts Congress in limbo

The Washington Post March 3, 2017 By Damian Paletta A major split among senior White House officials over whether to effectively create a new tax on imported goods has stalled the broader tax overhaul effort on Capitol Hill, with Republicans looking to the Trump administration for leadership on an issue that has drawn fierce resistance, […]

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Trump moves to kill Obama water rule

Politico Feb. 28, 2017 By Annie Snider President Donald Trump took the first step today toward killing a landmark Obama administration rule aimed at protecting the country’s rivers, streams and wetlands, but which was fiercely opposed by industries from agriculture to homebuilding as a federal power grab. The executive order signed by Trump is the […]

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Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action

The Washington Post Feb. 20, 2017 By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson President Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at curtailing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures. While both directives will take time to implement, they will send an unmistakable signal that the new administration is determined […]

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Ryan Makes Emphatic Plea for Tax Plan Seen ‘on Life Support’

Bloomberg Politics Feb. 17, 2017 By John McCormick, Anna Edgerton and Ben Brody Not long after House Speaker Paul Ryan offered a full-throated affirmation of his tax-overhaul plan, an influential conservative group announced a grassroots campaign against it and a Senate leader said a key part of the proposal is “on life support.” Senate Majority Whip […]

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