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After Health Care Victory, Senate Democrats Seek Compromise on Tax Plan

After Health Care Victory, Senate Democrats Seek Compromise on Tax Plan

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, joined other Senate Democrats at the Capitol last week.
After Health Care Victory, Senate Democrats Seek Compromise on Tax Plan

After Health Care Victory, Senate Democrats Seek Compromise on Tax Plan

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, joined other Senate Democrats at the Capitol last week.
Economic Scene: The Tax Reform America Needs (and Probably Won’t Get)

Economic Scene: The Tax Reform America Needs (and Probably Won’t Get)

A Walmart store in Bentonville, Ark. A value-added tax on consumption of goods and services could make up the shortfall from cutting corporate tax rates in the United States, but don’t expect it to be
Republicans in Congress Bypass Trump to Shore Up Health Law

Republicans in Congress Bypass Trump to Shore Up Health Law

Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington at the Capitol in July.
Republicans in Congress Bypass Trump to Shore Up Health Law

Republicans in Congress Bypass Trump to Shore Up Health Law

Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington at the Capitol in July.
Homeland Security to Bypass Environmental Laws in Border Wall Work

Homeland Security to Bypass Environmental Laws in Border Wall Work

A metal fence between the United States and Mexico, seen from Puerto Palomas, Mexico, in February. President Trump’s plan to build a border wall has been part of a contentious budget fight in
Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by Half

Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by Half

President Trump just before an announcement about immigration legislation with Senator Tom Cotton, second from right, and Senator David Perdue, far right, at the White House on Wednesday.
Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by Half

Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by Half

President Trump just before an announcement about immigration legislation with Senator Tom Cotton, second from right, and Senator David Perdue, far right, at the White House on Wednesday.
Senate Democrats Seek to Outdo Trump on Trade

Senate Democrats Seek to Outdo Trump on Trade

Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the minority leader, spoke about the party’s trade proposals outside the Capitol on Wednesday.
Senate Crackdown on Online Sex Trafficking Hits Opposition

Senate Crackdown on Online Sex Trafficking Hits Opposition

Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, is sponsoring the bill. He led a two-year investigation into Backpage.com, a website known for prostitution and trafficking ads.
Senate Crackdown on Online Sex Trafficking Hits Opposition

Senate Crackdown on Online Sex Trafficking Hits Opposition

Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, is sponsoring the bill. He led a two-year investigation into Backpage.com, a website known for prostitution and trafficking ads.
Senate Democrats Seek to Outdo Trump on Trade

Senate Democrats Seek to Outdo Trump on Trade

Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the minority leader, spoke about the party’s trade proposals outside the Capitol on Wednesday.
With Rare Unanimity, Senate Sends G.I. Bill Expansion to Trump

With Rare Unanimity, Senate Sends G.I. Bill Expansion to Trump

Caleb Bennett, an Army veteran in Greenwood, Ind., found his finances stressed when his for-profit college went under, a problem the bill addresses.
Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

A woman smoking an electronic cigarette in San Rafael, Calif., in 2015. Last year, California raised the smoking age to 21. Like Maine, the regulation applies to e-cigarettes.
Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

A woman smoking an electronic cigarette in San Rafael, Calif., in 2015. Last year, California raised the smoking age to 21. Like Maine, the regulation applies to e-cigarettes.
Common Sense: What Would It Take for Trump to Get His Corporate Tax Wish?

Common Sense: What Would It Take for Trump to Get His Corporate Tax Wish?

President Trump at the White House last week. He has said he wants to cap the corporate tax rate at 15 percent, turning what is now the highest rate among industrialized nations into one of the
The Passion of a Congressional Health Care Battle

The Passion of a Congressional Health Care Battle

Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, spoke to reporters after the health care vote last month.
The Passion of a Congressional Health Care Battle

The Passion of a Congressional Health Care Battle

Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, spoke to reporters after the health care vote last month.
Linking Public Works to Local Hiring Faces a Trump Challenge

Linking Public Works to Local Hiring Faces a Trump Challenge

Commuters waiting to board a Chicago Transit Authority train during rush hour in Chicago. The Trump administration may rescind an Obama-era initiative that allows hiring preferences on public
Senate Passes F.D.A. Funding and ‘Right to Try’ Drug Bills

Senate Passes F.D.A. Funding and ‘Right to Try’ Drug Bills

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, on Thursday. With the passage of the F.D.A. bill and the approval of the new director of the F.B.I., Christopher A. Wray, Mr. McConnell said,