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The top House tax writer on Wednesday signaled that Congress could still propose changes to a popular retirement savings plan in its tax bill, contradicting an assurance made by President Donald Trump. At a Christian Science Monitor event, Rep. Kevin Brady said Republicans are “exploring a number of ideas” to “create incentives for Americans to …

The House on Friday got enough votes to possibly reauthorize the Export-Import Bank’s charter. The another vote to officially reauthorize the charter will likely take place on Oct. 26. A petition led by Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., was filed by a number of House members to bring back the bank earlier Friday. “This Republican-led petition …

House Speaker John Boehner, under fire from conservatives over a looming government shut down, said Friday he will resign from Congress at the end of October. “Prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution,” he said. In a press conference on Friday, he said that he was “proud of what he’s accomplished.” He …

This story is developing. Please check back for further updates. House Speaker John A. Boehner announced Friday morning he will resign from Congress at the end of October. Boehner’s leadership role was under fire as some members of the speaker’s Republican party argued in favor of shutting down the government over Planned Parenthood funding. “Speaker …

Mary Thompson tells us the message the Pope delivered to Congress.

Welcome back to debt ceiling drama! The nation’s borrowing limit is getting reinstated Monday, and the clock will start ticking toward possible default sometime in October or November when the Treasury runs out of “extraordinary measures” to keep paying the bills. Will the U.S. default? Almost certainly not. Will getting the debt limit raised (or …

Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, but will begin taking “extraordinary measures” on Mar. 13 to finance the government on a temporary basis, according to the U.S. Treasury. In a Friday morning letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Treasury Secretary Jack …