Congress negotiators search for funding deal before Friday deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress, while celebrating a major tax bill victory, on Wednesday worked behind the scenes to figure out a way to keep the federal government operating beyond midnight Friday when Washington funding expires.

House gives final approval to tax bill, delivering victory to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Democrats plan to use tax bill to attack Republicans at midterms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The tax bill is President Donald Trump’s biggest legislative victory this year, but Democratic strategists are already planning how to turn it into his biggest liability.

After ruling, Virginia legislature’s majority to be chosen by lot

(Reuters) – Republicans could hold onto control of Virginia’s legislature after a race that had appeared to change the balance of power was ruled a tie on Wednesday, setting the stage for the winner of the district to be chosen by lot.

Trump administration sides with Boeing in Bombardier dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday recommended steep anti-subsidy duties on Bombardier Inc’s CSeries jets, setting up the next round of a fierce international trade dispute between the United States and Canada.