President Donald Trump’s Consumer Agency Pick Mick Mulvaney Challenged in Court

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Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
4:00pm: Convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

Committee Hearings
No committee hearings scheduled.

House Floor Schedule
None.

Committee Hearings
No committee hearings scheduled.

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Congress returns to nightmare December

Lawmakers are bracing for chaos in December as they plunge into several high-stakes legislative fights.

Both chambers are expected to be in session for roughly 15 days before leaving town until January, but the looming battles could push their exit date closer to Christmas.

Republicans want to get a key agenda item, tax reform, to President Trump’s desk by the end of the year.

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CBO: Senate tax bill would hurt poor

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that the proposed Senate tax legislation would hurt Americans in the lowest income brackets if passed, The Washington Post reported late Sunday.

The bill would negatively impact individuals who make less than $30,000 per year by 2019, the CBO said, while most of those making under $75,000 would be negatively affected by 2027.

The update from the nonpartisan CBO comes as the Senate pushes its version of tax-reform legislation, which reportedly could see a vote as early as Thursday.

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Trump wants ‘a few changes’ to tax plan

President Trump on Monday appeared to call for changes to the Republican tax plan even as he claimed it has “great support.”

Trump tweeted that he wants “just a few changes” that would help “the middle class and job producers,” as well as small businesses that are taxed through the code for individuals.

“The Tax Cut Bill is coming along very well, great support,” the president wrote. “With just a few changes, some mathematical, the middle class and job producers can get even more in actual dollars and savings and the pass through provision becomes simpler and really works well!”

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