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  • Uninsured Rate Holds Steady in Trump’s First Year

    The number of Americans without health insurance was stable during the first year of the Trump administration, with the uninsured rate rising to 9.1 percent, a statistically insignificant increase...

  • File photo of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brady questioning witness at Joint Economic Committee hearing in Washington

    Kevin Brady Introduces Welfare Reform Bill

    The Tax Policy Center’s Daily Deduction reports that Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday introduced The Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (...

  • The Alternative Minimum Tax, designed to make sure the wealthy pay income tax, will hit nearly 29 million people unless Congress acts before the end of this year

    Who Will Pay the AMT in 2018?

    The GOP tax cuts expanded an exemption for the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and changed tax breaks that often triggered the tax. As a result, The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Saunders reports , “This...

  • United States one dollar bills are seen on a light table at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo

    Rates on US Bonds Now Higher Than for Other Developed Countries

    Rising interest rates in the U.S. have pushed the yield on 10-year Treasury bonds higher than the yields for similar government bonds from seven major developed countries for the first times since...

  • U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter is seen during NATO Baltic air policing mission takeover ceremony in Siauliai

    More NATO Nations Meeting the 2% Pledge

    President Trump met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg last week, offering the president an opportunity to highlight recent increases in military spending in Europe. “[W]e’ve increased and...

  • A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York August 31, 2015. Picture taken August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

    White House Targets Planned Parenthood Funding

    The Trump administration is proposing a rule that would withhold federal Title X family-planning funding from any facility or program that provides abortions or refers patients to abortion clinics...

  • A small group of demonstrators stand outside of of a hotel before former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, president of the The Heritage Foundation, speaks at a "Defund Obamacare Tour" rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.  August 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Nate

    GOP Efforts to Undermine Obamacare Will Raise Premiums by $1,000: Report

    Recent changes to the health insurance system will increase premiums on the federal marketplace substantially in 2019, according to a new analysis from the liberal Center for American Progress. As...