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ObamaCare Vote Throws Curve Into Tax Reform

The Hill

By Naomi Jagoda

The House’s passage of legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare has thrown a new curve into Republicans’ efforts to overhaul the tax code. The vote, which came just a week after the White House rolled out its tax reform plan, took much of official Washington by surprise. A previous attempt to muscle through the legislation had failed in March.

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Lobbyists Resetting Trump Expectations

The Hill

By Megan Wilson

Lobbyists began the year with high expectations for a Republican-controlled government, but many are recalibrating after a rocky start for President Trump’s agenda. Most Republican lobbyists who spoke to The Hill said Republicans still have plenty of time to rack up big legislative wins, even if the road ahead is a tough one.

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POLITICO Influence

Politico

By Theodoric Meyer

The ads come less than 24 hours after the CBO released its much-anticipated report showing that 24 million people could lose their health insurance within 10 years. One GOP health care lobbyist, Dean Rosen, a partner at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, said he doubts the report will do much to affect the bill’s chances of passing the House.

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Did Someone Say ‘Tax Code Rewrite’? Lobbyists Scramble

The New York Times

By Alan Rappeport

The homebuilders lobby fears that an ambitious rewrite of the entire tax code will stifle the housing market. Retailers fret that it will make the cost of their imports soar. For charities and their representatives, the worry is that donations will be stunted, plaguing nonprofit groups that serve the neediest Americans.

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Trump agenda off to slow start in Congress

The Hill

By Peter Schroeder

President Trump’s agenda is getting off to a slow start in Congress, as GOP lawmakers search for a path forward on ObamaCare replacement bill and push other big-ticket items to the back burner. Republicans have unified control of government for the first time in a decade, giving them a rare opportunity to enact the kinds of sweeping policy changes that they have long dreamed about.

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Donald Trump’s Cabinet is Radically Unorthodox

The Washington Post

By Chris Cillizza

Donald Trump was elected president on a pledge to shake up the cozy club of political Washington. And, judging from his most important decisions in this presidential transition period — his nominees to serve in his Cabinet — Trump is making good on that pledge.

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The Daily 202: Rex Tillerson’s struggles show the risk of a president and secretary of state with no government experience

The Washington Post

By James Hohmann

For the first time in American history, the nation is poised to have both a president and chief diplomat with no prior government, military or legislative experience. This is a recipe for trouble. Rex Tillerson’s shaky performance yesterday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee underscored why.

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