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With congressional elections looming, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday proposed more deficit-expanding tax cuts, an effort seen by some tax experts as unlikely to become law and geared chiefly toward winning votes.

Now, party officials are even fearful that they may lose control of the U.S. Senate, a prospect the Washington Post called "unthinkable" up until now.

With an eye toward November's midterm elections, House Republicans on Monday unveiled legislation to make permanent the individual tax cuts and pass-through business deductions that were set to expire in 2026 as part of the sweeping tax rewrite enacted late previous year.

The four House Democrats from CT have a strong shot of returning to the majority in Washington - and perhaps a newcomer might join them - after the midterm elections, a new Quinnipiac University Poll shows.

Brady has estimated that making the new law's individual tax cuts permanent would cost $600 billion.

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist told FOX Business that the new round of tax cuts will allow middle-class Americans to save more tax-free for their day-to-day expenditures and retirement.

The Quinnipiac University national poll showed that 56 percent of voters - including 61 percent of independents - said they are not on board with the impeachment from liberal Democrats. Republicans have Trump to thank for that; his approval rating is at a meager 39 percent amongst participants.

"Passage is not automatic", he added.

Democrats say those cuts mainly helped the wealthy and corporations.

Republicans insist Trump's tax overhaul and actions to deregulate industry are boosting the economy.

That number could rise if Republicans made an estimated $1.1 trillion in individual tax cuts permanent, but scaled back or eliminated the SALT deduction cap, which is a revenue raiser. The provisions include the so-called SALT deduction cap, which is unpopular in high-tax states such as NY and New Jersey.

Democrats, who opposed last year's bill, have also cast Republican tax cuts as a giveaway to big corporations and the rich that will lead to cuts in Social Security and Medicare, claims that Republicans deny.

Midterm elections often serve as referendums on the incumbent president, which makes Trump's overall unpopularity a liability for Republicans. He came to the White House in 1976 from the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, and he clashed with party liberals, drawing a spirited primary challenge in 1980 from Massachusetts Sen.



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