GOP lawmakers may oppose tax bill 2.0 to hold onto seats

GOP lawmakers may oppose tax bill 2.0 to hold onto seats

While some of the president's advisers, Axios' source said, tried "to make the case that control of the House didn't matter", Trump has realized that it could "make all the difference in the world", not only in the context of his impeachment but also in relation to Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election interference.

A late August Washington Post-ABC News poll also found that Democrats have a 14-point advantage over Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections.

House tax committee Chairman Kevin Brady, main author of the "Tax Reform 2.0" package, plans to put it to a committee-level vote on Thursday, with a full House vote expected by Oct 1.

The GOP is seeing some opposition for the next round of tax cuts as lawmakers are looking to hold onto their seats in the midterm elections.

Even if the initiative fails to pass, it could put Democrats in the position of opposing the new tax-cut plan on the House floor, which Republicans could seek to use to their advantage in the November 6 elections where control of Congress will be at stake.

Small businesses are benefitting the most. Making the tax cuts permanent would build on the tax law's economic boost by adding 1.5 million new jobs and increasing wages, he said.

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The President is a negative motivator for a majority of voters, according to the poll, with 54% saying they would be more apt to support a candidate who opposes President Trump.

The president now faces accusations of incompetence and ill-preparedness to handle the top job while having put together several legal teams to handle accusations of rape and his alleged "collusion" with Russian Federation.

The Census data, part of the bureau's annual American Community Survey, showed that median incomes grew 6 percent or more past year in 14 battleground districts, more than a percentage point higher than the national median income gain.

"After handing massive unpaid-for tax breaks to Big Pharma, Wall Street and the wealthiest 1 percent with the first GOP tax scam for the rich, House Republicans are here with more of the same", House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Monday.

At 60 percent, most voters though the president did not "share voters' values".

The tax-cut bill reduced corporate taxes from 35 to 21 percent, fueling business growth for companies of every size, which have in turn hired more workers. The "pass-through" businesses funnel their income to owners and other individuals, who then pay personal income tax on those earnings, not the corporate rate. But as Trump's populist attacks against free trade have erupted into trade wars with China and US allies, trade tensions have overshadowed the tax cuts in economically vulnerable areas of the country that depend on exports.

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