• Senate GOP adding Obamacare mandate repeal to tax bill

    2 days ago - By Politico

    Republicans are adding repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate to the latest version of their tax bill, according to several GOP senators, with several key swing votes saying they're open to the idea. Finance Committee Republicans decided to include repeal language in the package. The legislation was discussed at a closed-door party lunch meeting Tuesday and several Republican senators said no one spoke out publicly against repealing the mandate. John Thune said adding mandate repeal could allow Republicans to include more middle-class tax relief in the tax bill, and that he was confident...
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  • The Latest: Hatch defends 'Obamacare' repeal in tax bill

    2 days ago - By Miami Herald

    The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul legislation : 11 a.m. The head of the Senate's tax-writing committee is defending the decision to include in the tax bill...
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  • The Latest: Hatch defends 'Obamacare' repeal in tax bill

    2 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul legislation :
    11 a.m.
    The head of the Senate's tax-writing committee is defending the decision to include in the tax bill a repeal of the Obamacare requirement for Americans to get health insurance.
    Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Wednesday the requirement that nearly everyone have insurance coverage or face a fine is a tax.
    Hatch said that's a "terribly regressive tax that imposes harsh burdens on low- and middle-income taxpayers." His panel started a third day of work Wednesday on the...
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