Haley Byrd
Washington, D.C.

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Republican Senators Silent After Trump Endorses Alleged Child Molester Roy Moore for Senate
By Haley Byrd - 10 days ago
President Donald Trump may have offered his full-throated endorsement of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday morning, but
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Obamacare Menu Labeling Rules Loom for Pizza Chains, Supermarkets
By Haley Byrd - 17 days ago
Pizza chains are not happy. Neither are convenience stores or supermarkets.Even as the digital age has made health information inc
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Amid Pushback, Republicans Reconsider Decision to End Adoption Tax Credit
By Haley Byrd - a month ago
House Republicans are reconsidering their decision to scrap the adoption tax credit in their tax bill after receiving firm pushback fr
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This Post Is Just Dogs of Congress in Halloween Costumes and Honestly You're OK With That
By Haley Byrd - a month ago
Congress has its fair share of bad days with the occasional good one mixed in.Today was a good day.Avid dog-lover Sen. Thom Ti
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Lawmakers Mull War Powers Debate With New Urgency After Niger Ambush
By Haley Byrd - a month ago
After four U.S. service members were killed in an ambush in Niger this month, members of Congress — some of whom admit they weren't pr
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Republicans Divided Over How Normal Their Standard Tuesday Was
By Haley Byrd - 2 months ago
Internet users have long been obsessed with a viral cartoon of a dog who is pictured sitting calmly in a chair in the middle of a room
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31 Years Later, Tax Reform Lessons May Not Apply
By Haley Byrd - 2 months ago
Republicans want to recreate the success of the Reagan administration's landmark 1986 tax reform law before the end of the year, but t
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Republicans Warn Trump Not to Remove the United States From NAFTA
By Haley Byrd - 2 months ago
Republicans were quick to warn President Donald Trump not to follow through on his bombastic threats to pull out of the North American
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Senator Tim Scott Emerges as GOP's Secret Weapon to Sell Tax Reform to Everyday Voters
By Haley Byrd - 2 months ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has toured factories to promote the GOP's tax plan over the past few months, but his talking points h
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Online Retailers Eye NAFTA Talks as Make-or-Break Moment for Modernizing Trade
By Haley Byrd - 2 months ago
President Donald Trump has an opportunity to prove to American business owners he has the dealmaking chops he claims he has this week
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Democrats Tiptoe Around Universal Basic Income
By Haley Byrd - 2 months ago
When former Vice President Joe Biden announced his opposition to universal basic income a few weeks ago, it seemed like he was drawing
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Lawmakers and Intelligence Community Differ on Surveillance Powers Before Reauthorization Showdown
By Haley Byrd - 3 months ago
Privacy advocates are headed for a showdown with the U.S. intelligence community this winter when Section 702 of the Foreign Intellige
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Republicans Attempt to Buy Murkowski's Vote in New Draft of Health Care Bill
By Haley Byrd - 3 months ago
A Republican Senate aide told Independent Journal Review Thursday that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) are attemp
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Here's What the Two Republicans Who'll Make or Break the GOP's Latest Health Care Bill Said Tuesday
By Haley Byrd - 3 months ago
Republicans are taking another shot at passing a health care bill in the Senate, and two senators have the power to make or break it.
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The GOP's Revived Health Care Effort Is Just as Much of an Uphill Climb as the Last One
By Haley Byrd - 3 months ago
Republicans say they're gaining momentum in yet another effort to pass a health care bill in the Senate, but they admit they're in the
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Republicans Scratch Heads Over Next Steps on DACA After Mixed Messages on Trump's Deal With Dems
By Haley Byrd - 3 months ago
There was no shortage of confusion on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning as reporters rushed to gather GOP responses to President Donald
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Freedom Caucus Chair Meadows Says House Shouldn't Pass Budget Until After Passing Tax Bill in House
By Haley Byrd - 3 months ago
UPDATE: Meadows has pushed back on this report, saying it doesn't reflect his comments accurately. Below is the exact transcript of wh
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State Commissioners Call for Reinsurance Program to Be Included in Bipartisan Health Care Fix
By Haley Byrd - 3 months ago
Senators of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held their first hearing on bipartisan efforts to stabilize th
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Surveillance Showdown Looms: Rand Paul Threatens Filibuster Over Intelligence Reauthorization Bill
By Haley Byrd - 4 months ago
Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.Key surveillance powers granted to U.S. intelligence agen
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House Republicans Still Searching for Fix to Corporate Base Erosion in Tax Reform Slog
By Haley Byrd - 4 months ago
Billions of dollars in tax revenue per year that could be going to fund government programs and projects such as improving American in
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Hill Republicans Want Trump to Stay Out of Tax Reform Push After Charlottesville
By Haley Byrd - 4 months ago
Haley Byrd/Independent Journal ReviewNote: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.Republicans on Cap
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Finding a Road Forward
By Haley Byrd - 4 months ago
You have been in the car for hours, but it feels like it's been days. You're hungry, you could use a few hours of sleep, your car's ga
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McConnell Bucks Bipartisan Push on Tax Reform
By Haley Byrd - 4 months ago
Haley Byrd/Independent Journal ReviewSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised committee markups on a tax bill will ta
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Lukewarm Calls for Bipartisanship Follow Obamacare Repeal Failure
By Haley Byrd - 5 months ago
Haley Byrd/Independent Journal ReviewNote: this article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.After a suspensefu
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