Republicans defended Mitt Romney against criticism from Democrats that he avoided taxes by keeping money stashed overseas. Those roles are now reversed with the disclosure that President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Commerce Department does the same thing.
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members has reached a tentative agreement on a comprehensive revision of the U.S. immigration system, according to three lawmakers, as a Senate committee proceeds with its own plan.
U.S. Commerce Secretary nominee Penny Pritzker received $54 million last year from an offshore trust in the Bahamas, according to a disclosure report that describes an empire of casinos, hotels, energy companies and family trusts that may be worth more than $2 billion.
A Republican senator wants to limit the number of immigrants granted permanent U.S. residency, while a Democratic senator is seeking protection for same-sex couples as part of legislation to revise immigration laws.
The U.S. Senate voted to let states require out-of-state Internet retailers and catalog companies to collect sales taxes, a victory for brick-and-mortar businesses that have been lobbying on the proposal for more than a decade.