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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by David Sherfinski

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., arrives for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House Republicans are two months behind writing budget

House Republicans say they're already behind on this year's budget and spending bills, raising the chances of a major year-end crush and the kind of massive omnibus bill that's left the GOP steaming in recent congresses. Published June 21, 2017

House committee advances nuclear power tax credit bill

The House Ways and Means Committee -- Congress's chief author of tax laws -- advanced legislation Thursday that would extend a tax credit for nuclear power, saying facilities in the works in the southeastern U.S. likely need the government subsidy to get off the ground. Published June 15, 2017

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Tax reform promise by GOP may not be kept before recess

Tax officials at some of America's biggest companies are discounting chances that Republicans will be able to rewrite the tax code by next year, saying Wednesday that they're going about "business as usual." Published June 7, 2017

Lawmakers hope for action on taxes despite timeline in 'flux'

Lawmakers hope to reach "critical mass" in support for a tax overhaul by August, but still have a number of political and procedural hurdles to overcome before then, a top Senate Finance Committee staffer said Tuesday. Published June 6, 2017

President Barack Obama smiles while talking on the phone in the Oval Office, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama's regulations in 2016 to drain economy by $2 trillion

The Obama administration issued a record number of new regulations on its way out the door in 2016, leaving an administrative state that saps the economy of nearly $2 trillion a year, according to a new report being released Wednesday. Published May 31, 2017