Keeping with a pattern set in recent years, congressional Republicans hold back serious legislative initiatives until the last minutes before a work break, forcing those affected by new laws to decipher the finer points without lawmakers around to answer the questions. This time, the GOP leadership piled on enough changes to tax reform and FY 2018 spending to keep observers confused and guessing long after lawmakers depart Washington for their home bases and beyond if Congress decides to settle the issues before the Christmas holiday recess. Therein lies the big if. While tax reform, once thought to be the major setback to political consensus, gains in popularity, the FY [...]
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12/15/17 6:10 PM