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David Sherfinski

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

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., chair of the Republican Conference, center, joined by, from left, Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017, as House Republicans push for unity in advancing the GOP's "Obamacare" replacement bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP super PAC prepares to battle Democrats in midterm election

House Republicans' main super political action committee said Thursday it's expanding its efforts to include several districts that the GOP easily carried in 2016, signaling the party is increasingly concerned about the prospect of an anti-Trump wave gathering for November's midterm election. Published January 4, 2018

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Backers of an expanded gun background check ballot measure approved by Nevada voters in 2016 are arguing that the Nevada governor and attorney general are wrong to say they can't enforce the law. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Most illegal attempts to buy guns online fail

Most attempts to illegally buy guns online fail, according to a study by federal investigators who found the internet serves as a small loophole for firearms purchases. Published January 3, 2018

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., listens on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Jan. 7, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Republicans struggle to keep 'Pledge to America'

Desperate to get back to the majority in Congress in 2010, Republicans issued a bold "Pledge to America" promising a laundry list of policies and changes to Capitol Hill they said they'd make if voters gave them the reins. Published December 25, 2017

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, steward of the GOP tax bill, joined by, from left, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks to reporters after passing the Republican tax reform bill in the House of Representatives, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Republicans muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades through the House. In a last-minute glitch, however, Democrats said three provisions in the bill, including one that would allow parents to use college savings accounts for home-schooling expenses for young children, violate Senate budget rules. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said the House would vote on the package again on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

NFL owners' tax break remains intact

NFL owners dodged a bullet in the new tax bill, which preserves the league's ability to tap into taxpayer money to build stadiums. Published December 20, 2017

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, center, with Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., the ranking member, left, meet early Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, to approve some procedural corrections in the final version of the Republican tax bill, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House passes $1.5 trillion tax bill -- again

After a slight procedural snag, the House on Wednesday voted again on Republicans' $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan, officially sending the measure to President Trump for his signature and following through on the GOP's push to enact the most sweeping tax reform in three decades. Published December 20, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., right, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, arrive for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP leaders confident in passage of tax-cut plan as House kicks off debate

Republican leaders were confident they have the votes to pass their $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan as the House voted Tuesday to officially kick off debate on the bill, teeing up a series of votes they said will deliver the measure to President Trump by the end of the day. Published December 19, 2017

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, center, arrives as Republican senators gather to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax code, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sen. Susan Collins to vote yes on GOP tax-cut plan

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Monday she'll vote yes on congressional Republicans' tax-cut package, as GOP holdouts steadily fall in line behind the plan before expected votes in the House and Senate this week. Published December 18, 2017

President Donald Trump stand with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, at the Utah State Capitol Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Trump traveled to Salt Lake City to announce plans to shrink two sprawling national monuments in Utah in a move that will delight the state's GOP politicians and many rural residents who see the lands as prime examples of federal overreach, but will enrage tribes and environmentalist groups who vow to immediately sue to preserve the monuments. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Sen. Mike Lee to 'proudly' vote for GOP tax-cut plan

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah announced Monday he plans to vote for the GOP's $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan, handing Republican leaders another 'yes' vote as they look to pass the package through the House and Senate this week. Published December 18, 2017

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, voted against the tax bill last month but said he changed his mind "after great thought and consideration." (Associated Press/File)

Concessions, talks with Trump win over tax reform holdouts in Senate

Republican leaders won over one balky senator by boosting his favorite tax break and swung another from "no" to "yes" after a phone call with President Trump, leaving Republicans in strong shape to pass their $1.4 trillion tax cut bill this week. Published December 17, 2017