The United Auto Workers dropped its challenge to a February vote in which Volkswagen AG workers in Tennessee rejected representation, dashing one of labor’s best shots at organizing a foreign-owned car plant in the U.S.
Mike Pence has spent more than a decade courting the deep-pocketed small-government cadre that has come to dominate Republican politics: The Koch brothers, the Club for Growth and the Heritage Foundation.
Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner engaged in an “aggressive and improper pursuit” of Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, a nonprofit political group advised by Republican Karl Rove, according to the House Ways and Means Committee.
When members of the House Budget Committee gathered over sandwiches to meet with the leaders of President Barack Obama ’s debt commission in Washington, former Senator Alan Simpson delivered a warning.
Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that a Republican plan to revise the U.S. tax code will benefit large banks by helping them stanch job losses within the industry.
Representative Frank Wolf, a Virginia Republican, said anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist has profited from associations with “unsavory” groups and has become an obstacle to an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.