Current Impact of the Government Shutdown: How Have You Been Affected?


Today marks the 17th day of the partial government shutdown that started on December 22nd, 2018, which is now the third longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Many, but not all, government agencies have been affected, causing federal employees to either be furloughed or to work without pay, national parks to close and affordable housing funding to come to a halt, among other effects.

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Congress Passes GOP Tax Bill

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After the Senate approved the final version of the bill early Wednesday morning, the House of Representatives passed the GOP tax bill for a second time this afternoon. The House had passed the bill on Tuesday, but a revote was ordered after the Senate parliamentarian ruled provisions in the Republican bill violated its Byrd Rule.

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House Passes New GOP Tax Plan

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the GOP tax reform plan that has been the subject of widespread discussion and analysis in recent weeks. The bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed with a 227-205 vote and carries with it major financial consequences for consumers, homeowners and businesses alike.

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Tax Day: Americans Identify What Bothers Them Most About Their Taxes


Today is Tax Day, a flagship day capping off a time of year that worries and excites Americans alike as they file their returns. A new study from the Pew Research Center, Top Frustrations With Tax System: Sense That Corporations, Wealthy Don’t Pay Fair Share, reveals what bothers Americans most about their taxes.

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