Republican tax bill retains U.S. electric vehicle tax credit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A compromise Republican tax bill released late Friday does not eliminate a $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives had previously proposed.

Senate Democrats to force vote on FCC net neutrality repeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Friday he would force a vote on the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal landmark net neutrality rules, but the move was unlikely to block a ruling that could reshape the digital landscape.

U.S. lawmaker probed on sex reports, second congressman denies charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday it had begun an investigation into public reports that Democrat Ruben Kihuen engaged in sexual harassment, and a second lawmaker denied a former aide’s allegations of sexual misconduct.

Republicans finish tax bill, gain support from Rubio, Corker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul on Friday and picked up support from two more wavering senators as they raced toward votes on final approval next week.

Trump officials brief Hill staff on Saudi reactors, enrichment a worry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration briefed congressional staff this week on how the White House was considering non-proliferation standards in a potential pact to sell nuclear reactor technology to Saudi Arabia, but did not indicate whether allowing uranium enrichment would be part of any deal, congressional aides said.

U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings.

Trump officials brief senators on Saudi reactors, enrichment a worry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trump administration officials briefed senators this week on how the White House was considering non-proliferation standards in a potential agreement to sell nuclear reactor technology to Saudi Arabia, but did not indicate whether allowing uranium enrichment would be part of any deal, congressional aides said.

Exclusive: Senator Cruz wants to cap renewable fuel credits at 10 cents – document

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz wants to place a cap of 10 cents each on renewable fuel credits – a fraction of their current value – to help U.S. refiners cope with the nation’s biofuels policy, according to a document viewed by Reuters on Thursday.