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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined at right by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks following a closed-door Republican strategy session at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Business groups cheer GOP tax framework

Advocacy groups representing large corporations and small businesses alike cheered the tax reform framework released by the White House and congressional Republicans Wednesday, saying it sets the stage for more job creation and a better economy. Published September 27, 2017

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Senate GOP shelves Obamacare repeal

Senate Republicans said Tuesday they're shelving their 11th-hour push to repeal Obamacare, admitting defeat in the face of three crippling defections from their majority. Published September 26, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon his return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump prepares for charges that his tax reform plan will explode deficit

President Trump is preparing to beat back charges that his tax reform plan will explode the deficit, White House officials said Monday, as the president and Republican leaders give up their longtime fury over skyrocketing national debt in favor of massive tax cuts. Published September 25, 2017

In this photo taken Dec. 8, 2016, the Capitol Building as seen in Washington. Congress wrapped up the 114th session early Saturday, a tumultuous two years marked by the resignation of a House speaker, a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisan bills on health care and education and inaction on immigration and criminal justice. The new Congress will be sworn-in Jan. 3, 2017.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Republican tax reform plan heartens small business owners

Small business owners are increasingly hopeful they won't get left out in the cold in tax reform, and say they feel encouraged by lawmakers' prioritizing relief both for larger corporations and for such smaller companies that are often subjected to even higher tax rates. Published September 24, 2017

"The wealthy Americans are not my priority. My priority are people in the middle class and that's where we are giving the big tax reduction," said President Trump. He dialed back his comments a day earlier about wealthy people paying more under his plan. (Associated Press)

Trump says tax overhaul won't force rich to pay more

President Trump said Thursday he doubts he'll have to hike tax rates for the rich in order to get a tax overhaul through Congress, dialing back his comments a day earlier that the wealthy could end up paying more under his plan. Published September 14, 2017

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, promised to deliver a tax reform blueprint to lawmakers the week of Sept. 25. (Associated Press)

Trump targets rich in tax reform, throwing Republicans a curveball

With President Trump demanding quick action on tax reform, Republican leaders on Capitol Hill said Wednesday that they will release a full framework by month's end and hope to set an aggressive schedule that would put a massive package on Mr. Trump's desk by year's end. Published September 13, 2017

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Conservatives shift from tax overhaul to cuts before 2017 ends

Tax activists antsy over Congress' ability to overhaul the country's tax code this year are urging lawmakers to shift gears and work instead on a big tax cut, saying the GOP needs to post a win before it faces voters in 2018. Published September 11, 2017