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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - House Ways And Means Committee
Adding to the growing sense on Capitol Hill that tax reform is dead for now, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means committee said Tuesday that he is "not confident" that Congress will reshape the federal tax code this year.
Partisan gridlock still reigns on Capitol Hill, but there's one thing lawmakers agree on — trade penalties for China.
The top Democrat on the House's key trade panel said Monday that Colombia must take more steps to improve the workplace environment for unions before he will support a stalled pact with the Latin American country.
Republicans should stop "holding hostage" a beneficial free-trade agreement with South Korea they are using as a bargaining tool to pass other trade deals with Colombia and Panama, a top House Democrat said Tuesday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she's "out of the loop" in the House ethics committee's investigation of fellow Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel.
A second House Democrat, Rep. Maxine Waters of California, could face an ethics trial this fall, further complicating the election outlook for the party as it battles to retain its majority.