Paul Ryan to Speak With The Times on Congress’s Packed Agenda

A crushing September agenda could determine whether Republicans deliver on any of their big promises, including a tax overhaul, before next year’s midterm elections.

Common Sense: For Tax Reform Lessons, Congress Needn’t Look Far

August 31, 2017 Common Sense By JAMES B. STEWART President Trump made his pitch for tax reform this week, but the odds are not favorable for legislation that would reduce individual and corporate rates and promote economic growth without driving up the national...

Economic View: Will the Republican Tax Bill Be Aimed at the Economic Past, or the Future?

August 25, 2017 Economic View By NEIL IRWIN Congress and the Trump administration are said to be hard at work creating a tax bill, aiming for a signature economic policy achievement in the months ahead. As they do so, there is a fundamental tension they will have to...

Congress Moves to Stop I.R.S. From Enforcing Health Law Mandate

By ROBERT PEAR July 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — Congress is moving to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing one of the more unpopular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax...

Economists See Little Magic in Tax Cuts to Promote Growth

By PATRICIA COHEN and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ May 23, 2017 If one assumption has undergirded Republican economic policy for decades — and is the foundation of the Trump administration’s first budget proposal — it is that tax cuts...