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U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press India`s Modi on trade, investment

U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press India`s Modi on trade, investment

Published 24/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Richard Neal (D-MA) listen to testimony before the committee on tax reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Leading U.S. congressmen have called on President Donald Trump to press Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to U.S. trade and investment when they meet for the first time on Monday.

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Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Published 18/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Maine One as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries.

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Trump hosts lunch with Republican senators, Obamacare repeal on menu

Trump hosts lunch with Republican senators, Obamacare repeal on menu

Published 13/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a lunch meeting with members of Congress at the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged Senate Republicans to pass a "generous" replacement program for Obamacare, as the Senate struggled to produce an alternative to the healthcare law.

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Democrats face uphill fight if Trump gets second U.S. high court pick

Democrats face uphill fight if Trump gets second U.S. high court pick

Published 12/04/2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch greets Justice Anthony Kennedy before being sworn in as an Associate Supreme Court Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

If Democrats thought it was hard to stop President Donald Trump's first U.S. Supreme Court nominee, it promises to be even tougher for them if he gets to fill another vacancy, potentially to replace the most influential justice, Anthony Kennedy.

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Trump preparing orders to review trade deals, procurement: officials

Trump preparing orders to review trade deals, procurement: officials

Published 24/03/2017

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump faces a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Trump administration is preparing new executive orders to re-examine all 14 U.S. free trade agreements and review government procurement policies to aid American companies, two administration officials said.

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Trump`s high court pick vows independence, says he is no `rubber stamp`

Trump`s high court pick vows independence, says he is no `rubber stamp`

Published 22/03/2017

U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during the second day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday pledged independence from President Donald Trump, bristled at his criticism of the judiciary and said not even the president is above the law amid Democratic concerns he would be beholden to the man who selected him.

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Republicans weigh health bill changes as doubts mount

Republicans weigh health bill changes as doubts mount

Published 15/03/2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell departs after speaking with the media following the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

The White House and congressional leaders said on Tuesday they were weighing changes to their plan to dismantle the Obamacare health law as Republicans' questions mounted following an estimate that it would cause 14 million Americans to lose insurance next year.

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U.S. House tax panel will not seek Trump tax returns: lawmaker

U.S. House tax panel will not seek Trump tax returns: lawmaker

Published 14/02/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A congressional tax oversight committee will not seek U.S. President Donald Trump's tax returns despite calls from Democrats for a review to determine possible business ties to foreign countries including Russia, the panel's Republican chairman said on Monday.

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Ex-Goldman banker Mnuchin installed as Treasury secretary

Ex-Goldman banker Mnuchin installed as Treasury secretary

Published 14/02/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) watches as Vice President Mike Pence (R) swears in Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary next to his fiancée Louise Linton in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

President Donald Trump swore in former Goldman Sachs banker and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary on Monday, putting him to work on tax reform, financial de-regulation and economic diplomacy efforts.

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Senate expected to confirm Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

Senate expected to confirm Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

Published 13/02/2017

Steven Mnuchin testifies before a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Treasury secretary in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm former Goldman Sachs banker and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary on Monday, returning a Wall Street veteran to the top U.S. economic and financial job for the first time in eight years.

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