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Rep. Paul Ryan: tax cuts for middle-income taxpayers
On “America’s Newsroom “, the speaker of the house responds to the criticism that high-income do not benefit from the house Republican plan.
The Congress is scheduled for a busy week that includes the expected to be the final votes in both chambers, and on their radical tax-reform bill, the testimony of two Central figures in the trump suit Russia probe and a dangerous vote to keep the government shutdown after Friday.
Minister of Finance, Steven Mnuchin told “Fox News Sunday” he can’t exclude the possibility of a possible government shutdown later this week, if Congress deadlocks on another temporary spending bill, but thinks this is unlikely.
Mnuchin also says that he expects that the legislature understands the need to avoid cross-party agreement on a further short-term funding extension “to send government workers home for Christmas.”
Congress at the beginning of December for a two-weeks passed stopgap bill that keeps the government running until this Friday. Measure bought time for negotiations on the Republicans’ signature tax bill, but the GOP talks with Democrats have not ran as smoothly on the budget.
Outdated budget law, disaster relief, children’s health and the possible addition of subsidies for low-income people include the participation in ObamaCare.
To be sure, shuttering the Federal government would be a political nightmare for any party, especially before next year’s congressional elections. And members of Congress have avoided that situation since the very unpopular shutdown in 2013-largely over ObamaCare funding.
The GOP-controlled Congress last week agreed on a final tax reform plan, would decade, a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, while the add of across-the-board cuts to individual taxpayers — an estimated $1.46 trillion to the deficit over a.
The house is expected to vote Tuesday to pass the measure without any problems. To follow the Senate vote is less sure, considering Republicans need 51 votes, with only a 52-48 majority.
The situation was reported to be more complicated Sunday, according to CBS, GOP sen. John McCain back in Arizona and will not be voting. McCain had been in a hospital in Washington for side effects of his brain cancer therapy.
Trump said Sunday night that he spoke with the McCain’s wife, Cindy, and that the senator’s return to Capitol Hill, ” if we his voice.”
The President also said that the senator and his family are ” going through a very hard time.”
Before members go for Christmas, the Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to hear the “closed doors” -a statement Monday from Bruce’s ear, the former associate deputy attorney general, was demoted to the Ministry of justice following revelations about the secret meeting he had with officials from the fusion of GPS.
Fusion GPS is the company, on behalf of the anti-Trump dossier with salacious allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump. The ear of the woman, Nellie Ohr, worked in the Fusion of GPS during the summer months, specifically to trump issues.
To appear on Tuesday, the Deputy FBI Director, Andrew McCabe is set, a “last-minute” scheduling-error, before the House Intelligence Committee, which scrapped it after his previously scheduled appearance, due to what is called the judicial Department officials.”
McCabe is expected to study before the questions about Peter Strzok, the role of the Hillary Clinton E-Mail. Strzok, a former deputy assistant director of the FBI, was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller ‘ s personnel, according to Müller, learned Strzok anti-Trump lyrics had exchanged with a colleague.
Müller’s team is to investigate whether Trump’s associates, in cooperation with Moscow, the race to influence the outcome of the 2016 White house.
House investigators have said they consider Strzok as a key figure in the chain of events that occurred when the Bureau of the now-infamous anti-trump “dossier”, which is a counter-espionage investigation launched into a possible Russian interference in the election.
Fox News’ James Rosen, Jake Gibson and Sam Chamberlain and the Associated Press contributed to this report.