What happened in the week following the election?
It was a messy week for the Republican Party.
The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.
But as we noted yesterday, there were other issues to keep track of.
Here are some of the key developments: More: Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a tax-reform package, including a plan to repeal some of President Donald Trump’s signature policies.
McConnell’s plan would reduce taxes for individuals and corporations by $1.5 trillion over a decade.
That’s about a 20% cut, according to the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that he will unveil his tax-reduction plan on Wednesday.
In a news conference in Washington, D.C., President Donald J. Trump said he was willing to compromise with Democrats over taxes on the wealthy.
President Donald J.
“Trump” Trump said on Wednesday that he would not make a deal with Democrats to raise taxes on wealthy Americans.
The White House and congressional Republicans have been trying to reach a deal on how to raise revenue and avoid a tax increase, and some Republicans are concerned that Democrats would use the middle-class tax cut to benefit wealthy families.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) and Senate Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R), along with Vice President Mike Pence, will meet with Trump and the Senate on Wednesday to discuss the president’s tax-cut plan.
The House passed a bill to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a plan that would lower taxes for people making $200,000 or more, but it failed to pass the Senate.
Democratic senators who voted for the ACA were upset, and they sent a letter to Trump on Wednesday asking for his support to save the law.
They said they were disappointed the GOP did not come to the table for a deal, and said they would have preferred a tax bill that raised taxes for the middle class.
Democrats have proposed their own tax bill, but Republicans have blocked that.
Democrats have threatened to hold the vote on their own bill if they are unable to secure support from Republicans.
Marco Rubio (R., FL) and Susan Collins (R, ME) are pushing to repeal a law that requires health insurance plans to cover maternity care.
That law, known as the ACA, would help pay for maternity care for low-income Americans.
Ryan announced the formation of a commission to study repealing the ACA.
A bipartisan group of senators, led by Sens.
Lisa Murkowski (R.
AK) and Rob Portman (R.-OH), has introduced a bill that would replace the ACA’s tax credits with a refundable tax credit of up to $2,500.
The bill would also eliminate a provision that allows insurance companies to deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions.
Trump is scheduled to speak on Tuesday about his tax plan, which includes a proposal to eliminate the estate tax.
Trump has been under pressure from conservative groups and Democrats to end the estate and gift taxes, but he said Wednesday he would wait for the details of the tax plan to come out.
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