Government Reform

Trump Taps Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn to Overhaul Regulations
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President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday named billionaire investor Carl Icahn a special adviser for regulatory reform — a post for which he would not be paid nor would be required to give up any business dealings.

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Trump names Carl Icahn special adviser on regulatory overhaul
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President-elect Donald Trump has made investor Carl Icahn a special adviser on regulatory reform, Trump’s transition team announced Wednesday.

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Rand Paul: Slash Taxes for Everyone and Less Money to Washington
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling on Congress to “stop the coma-inducing” discussion of revenue-neutral tax reform – and pass tax cuts that lower federal revenue and slash taxes.

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Scott Pelley on "60 Minutes" interview with Paul Ryan
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“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan for this Sunday’s “60 Minutes.” The congressman and president-elect Donald Trump were often at odds during the campaign, but the speaker says they’ve moved on from their public attacks and talk on the phone nearly every day. Pelley joins “CBS This Morning” to […]

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Tillis Threatens Retirement If Criminal Justice Reform, Other Bipartisan Bills Don't Pass
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Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., threatened Wednesday to retire instead of seeking re-election if Congress does not pass a sweeping criminal justice bill.

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Congress to Debate Combined Mental Health, Medical Innovation Bill
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Lawmakers have compromised to package two bills, one on mental health reform and one on medical innovation, to be debated in the House next week and in the Senate sometime in December, The Hill reported Friday.

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Criminal-Justice Reform Efforts Face a New Uncertainty
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Efforts to overhaul criminal-justice laws have been a hot topic in Washington and a rare spot of bipartisan agreement. But advocates of easing laws that have led to the nation’s high incarceration rates are struggling to figure out President-elect Donald Trump’s views on the subject.

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