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WASHINGTON • How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted during the week of Nov. 13-17.HouseRepublican Tax Overhaul • Voting 227 for and 205 against, the House on Nov. 16 passed a GOP-drafted bill (HR 1) that would reduce business and personal taxes by $1.5 trillion through fiscal 2027 while simplifying the tax code, increasing standard deductions and making numerous other changes to tax rules.
WASHINGTON • For Rep. Ann Wagner, it was a step into history.Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer also celebrated the Republican U.S. House’s tax-cut victory, but was mindful of the legislative sausage-making still ahead.Rep. William Lacy Clay, the only U.S. House Democrat from the St. Louis region, called it “a sham.” Such were the reactions to the passage of a Republican tax plan in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.
WASHINGTON • What a difference a new hat makes.As a member of Congress from South Carolina, Mick Mulvaney was a deficit hawk, supporter of a balanced-budget amendment and a leading voice of a spending showdown in 2013 that led to a government shutdown. “Your family has to make tough decisions over what to buy ― and what not to buy," Mulvaney said in a 2016 debate.
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Selecting a term
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