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David Sherfinski

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

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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to reporters following a closed-door Republican strategy session that included Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

GOP tax framework would give outsized benefit to top 1 percent: Report

The Republican tax framework unveiled this week would create an immediate tax cut for all income levels, but the top 1 percent would receive 50 percent of the total tax benefits in 2018 and would stand to gain more over time than everyone else, according to a report released Friday. Published September 29, 2017

White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn speaks during the daily press briefing, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

State and local tax deduction 'not a red line' in tax-reform package, Cohn says

White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn on Friday said there could be some flexibility in how lawmakers treat the deduction people can take on state and local taxes paid, amid complaints from some Republicans on Capitol Hill that axing the provision could end up raising taxes on their constituents. Published September 29, 2017

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. The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Freedom Caucus endorses GOP tax framework

The conservative House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday threw its support behind the tax reform framework unveiled by GOP leaders and will also support the House Republican budget plan that aims to fast-track the tax package, clearing a potential roadblock for the party's next big-ticket agenda item. Published September 27, 2017

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