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Special procedures set out in the legislation would ultimately allow Republicans to pass a tax bill over a potential Democratic filibuster in the Senate.
Tax breaks for homeowners and large families could be ended in favor of tax cuts for all.
The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act would make it easier for gun owners to buy silencers.
Worries that the proposal wouldn’t guarantee cuts for everyone in the middle class.
Many lawmakers, observers counsel against distractions amid the urgent need to coordinate relief efforts.
Democrats and some outside groups say the proposed cuts would benefit corporations and the wealthy.
Cruz avoided directly criticizing Trump and tried to refocus the discussion on speeding aid and supplies to people on the devastated island territory.
She was there advocate the child-care tax credit and paid family leave in the Trump administration's tax reform proposal.
A growing number of senators want a health-care measure attached to the 2018 budget bill, threatening not only its passage, but also the chances for a tax overhaul.
Sen. Susan Collins’s opposition, after the CBO estimated millions would lose coverage, doomed the bill.