A vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is likely to come up in March as Senator Mitch McConnell, Representative Paul Ryan, and Senator Orrin Hatch line up Republican votes to push for Obama’s U.S.-Atlantic-Pacific merger pacts.
The IRS, claiming hardship after a small budget cut, says it won't be able to help taxpayers navigate the treacherous waters of ObamaCare this year.
Congressional Republicans are eyeing the budget process to enact tax reform. Senator John Thune of South Dakota is leading the push for Republicans to utilize budget reconciliation to ultimately overhaul the corporate tax code.
Conservative members of Congress are frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership and are expected to opt for a change on January 6, when the official speaker’s election is held. While this vote is typically just a formality, conservative lawmakers are hoping to use the opportunity to remove the Ohio Republican, who has served as speaker since 2011.