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April 26, 2017

4-26-2017 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • President Donald Trump today is scheduled to outline the pillars of his plan to rewrite the U.S. tax code, with provisions such as lowering the rate for pass-through businesses to 15 percent from 39.6 percent and cutting the corporate rate. He’s not expected to endorse the border adjustment tax sought by House GOP leaders, but he plans to include a tax break for child-care expenses, viewed as a possible sweetener for Democrats. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • The White House says it has the leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus on board with its health care plan, while the House GOP leadership is skeptical they have the votes to pass their proposal (The Washington Post). More voters are saying they want Congress to vote on a health care overhaul, recent polling shows. (Morning Consult)
  • Securing funding to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico is the least of voters’ concerns as Congress debates legislation to keep the government funded beyond April 28, according to a new poll. (Morning Consult)
  • A federal judge in California issued a preliminary injunction against Trump’s directive to block federal funding from going to so-called sanctuary cities. Trump called the ruling “ridiculous.” (Politico)

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