As G.O.P. Celebrates House Vote, New York and New Jersey Lawmakers Say No

In almost every case, the reason for that opposition came down to the assertion that the two states were basically being used to pay for tax cuts in the other 48.

House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded

Faced with a Friday deadline to pass a government funding measure, the House passed on Thursday a two-week fix to buy more time for negotiations.

Economic Scene: Tax Plan Aims to Slay a Reagan Target: The Government Beast

By denying deductions for state and local taxes, the Republicans seek to force high-tax states run by Democrats to capitulate.

White House Requests $44 Billion in Additional Disaster Relief

The Trump administration said lawmakers should make spending cuts to offset the disaster spending, a request that a top Democrat immediately denounced.