Tax Policy Center

Mitch McConnell

Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The many promises President Trump made last night in Phoenix included a tax cut for business and middle-class families, and congressional approval of taxpayer money...
August 23, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The revised version of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health bill would retain the Affordable Care Act’s 3.8 percent Net Investment Income Tax and its...
July 13, 2017Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The changes in taxes and health care benefits in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s alternative to the Affordable Care Act would leave lower-income households worse...
July 11, 2017Howard Gleckman
: Daily Deduction
Clinton, Trump sweep Super Tuesday primaries. Clinton collected 453 delegates, Trump rounded up 203. But neither landed a knock-out punch. So... on to the next round: 18 delegate-rich contests through March 15 that could largely decide both party races. Maybe voters in Michigan and Missouri will be
March 1, 2016Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Can Congress and President Obama, who have battled over policy for seven years, reach consensus over key tax and other issues in the months leading up to the 2016 election? To ask the question is practically to answer it, but it is worth taking a closer look at the policy dynamics. Start by
January 4, 2016Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In less than a month—and in perhaps as little as 18 days-- the federal government will be unable to pay its bills. Realistically, there is only one way to avoid such a fiscal mess: Congress must raise the federal debt limit so Treasury can borrow more money. But how will that happen? On one hand,
October 15, 2015Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
About that possible government shutdown… The Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner will meet with President Obama “soon” for budget negotiations , and the House is on
September 30, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
With just a few days left before federal funding for highway programs expires, the Senate is debating all sorts of amendments to an extension-- from export subsidies to the Affordable Care Act. But there is one subject it will not debate—the gas tax. Except for a handful of lawmakers, nobody in
July 27, 2015Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Can the Senate pass a highway bill? Last night, the Senate finally voted to begin debate on its version of a transportation bill. But it is in for a tough slog thanks in part to two GOP presidential hopefuls. Ted Cruz has threatened to tie the Iran deal to the measure. The Texan wants an amendment
July 23, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: Daily Deduction
The House votes to ban taxes on Internet access. Again. But senators still want to link the prohibition to a separate measure that would clarify the ability of states to require online sellers to collect sales taxes. Like that little icon you get when your computer is stuck: The two issues just
June 10, 2015Renu Zaretsky