New CBO score on the way: Republicans will have an updated Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the ObamaCare replacement bill before a vote on Thursday, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin BradyOvernight Finance: Dems explore lawsuit against Trump | Full-court press for Trump tax plan | Clock ticks down to spending deadline Trump officials stage full-court press for tax plan Senate's No. 2 Republican: Border tax 'probably dead' MORE (R-Texas) said Monday.
Brady said changes to the GOP legislation will be unveiled later on Monday as leaders seek to win over enough votes to pass the legislation.
Possible changes include giving more tax credits for buying health insurance to older and lower-income people, and repealing ObamaCare's taxes sooner.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) last week had declined to commit to having an updated CBO analysis before the floor vote.
The Hill's Peter Sullivan explains what's next. http://bit.ly/2nM2Xp1
Budget group: GOP healthcare bill would reduce deficit by $2T over 20 years: The House bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare would reduce the federal deficit by about $2 trillion over 20 years, according to a rough estimate released Monday by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB).
The estimate from the nonpartisan budget watchdog comes ahead of Thursday's planned House vote on the measure. The bill has the support of the White House and House GOP leadership, though some conservative and moderate GOP lawmakers oppose it. The Hill's Naomi Jagoda explains: http://bit.ly/2nty8YT.
Business groups endorse Trump's Labor pick: President Trump's second choice to lead the Labor Department, Alexander Acosta, is receiving support from business leaders ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
A coalition of 70 business groups wrote to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Monday, calling for swift confirmation of Acosta, the dean of Florida International University's law school and a former member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Unlike Trump's first Labor pick, restaurant executive Andrew Puzder, who was left reeling from criticism about how he treats fast-food workers, Acosta is seen as a "dedicated public servant who has spent years wrestling with complex legal issues, and has proven management and federal agency experience," the businesses wrote. The Hill's Tim Devaney reports: http://bit.ly/2ntyyi7.
Dem, GOP lawmakers push back against Trump's cuts to public broadcasting: A bipartisan pair of House members are urging appropriators to protect funds for public broadcasting after the Trump administration's budget proposed eliminating federal support.
Reps. Dave ReichertDavid ReichertRepublicans try to tame their rowdy town halls The Hill's 12:30 Report Overnight Finance: Biz groups endorse Trump's Labor pick | New CBO score coming before health bill vote | Lawmakers push back on public broadcasting cuts MORE (R-Wash.) and Earl BlumenauerEarl BlumenauerFearing crackdown, marijuana advocates turn to Congress House Democrat introduces bill to amend presidential removal procedures Marijuana legalization grows closer with Senate tax proposal MORE (D-Ore.) are circulating a letter calling for the programs' continued funding after the White House called for defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in its budget last week.
They plan to urge the lawmakers in charge of the House Appropriations panel that oversees the CPB, which provides funds to public television and radio stations such as PBS and NPR and to Ready to Learn, an educational television and digital media program aimed at low-income school children, to ensure they're fully funded. The Hill's Cristina Marcos tells us more: http://bit.ly/2ntL6Wu.
Happy Monday and welcome to Overnight Finance. I'm Sylvan Lane, and here's your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.
Tonight's highlights include the long legacy of the fiduciary rule, an open call for economic growth proposals and trade news from G20.
On tap tomorrow
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services,Education, and Related Agencies: Budget hearing for the National Institutes of Health, 10 a.m. http://bit.ly/2mAkKxL.
- House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: Hearing on "The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Unconstitutional Design," 10 a.m. http://bit.ly/2mAhYZe.
- House Oversight Committee: Hearing on "125 Billion in Savings Ignored: Review of the Department of Defense's Efficiency Study," 10 a.m. http://bit.ly/2mAvnQV.
- House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions: Hearing on "Ending the De Novo Drought: Examining the Application Process for De Novo Financial Institutions," 2 p.m. http://bit.ly/2mQPMoY.
- The American Bankers Association holds its government relations summit.
Mulvaney tells department heads to stay quiet amid budget rollout: Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney is warning the heads of departments and agencies to limit remarks on spending levels for next year.
A memo obtained by The Hill notes that in the coming weeks, many department leaders will testify before congressional committees regarding the White House's fiscal 2018 budget blueprint.
"Until OMB releases the full FY 2018 Budget," the memo, sent Friday, says, "all public comments of any sort should be limited to the information contained in the Budget Blueprint chapter for your agency."
The letter adds, "It is critically important that you not make commitments about specific programs if they are not expressly mentioned in the Budget Blueprint." http://bit.ly/2ntKfoL.
Senate Banking panel seeks proposals for economic growth: Do you have a plan to help the United States economy grow? Then the Senate Banking Committee wants to hear from you.
Committee Chairman Mike CrapoMike CrapoBattle begins over Wall Street rules Lawmakers call for pilot program to test for energy sector vulnerabilities Senators war over Wall Street during hearing for Trump's SEC pick MORE (R-Idaho) and ranking Democrat Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownTrump talks big on trade, but workers need action Dems crowd primaries to challenge GOP reps Battle begins over Wall Street rules MORE (Ohio) announced Monday that they're asking for legislative proposals to boost U.S. economic growth.
The committee said all submissions should identify three to five legislative proposals "that will promote economic growth and/or enable consumers, market participants and financial companies to better participate in the economy." I'll tell you more here: http://bit.ly/2ntFvj8.
Fitch: Insurers have made 'enduring' changes because of investment adviser rule: The impact of the Department of Labor's "fiduciary rule" for financial advisers may last longer than the regulation itself, a top international ratings firm said Monday.
Fitch Ratings said that insurance companies have already made fundamental changes to the way they operate in order to comply with the Labor rule.
The Trump administration delayed implementation of the Labor rule -- issued in April under President Obama -- that aims to crack down on broker-dealers selling financial products without disclosing conflicts of interest.
But Fitch says that life insurance agencies have started increasing the sales of certain investment accounts and adjusting broker compensation arrangements to compensate for the rule. I explain here: http://bit.ly/2ntI8Be.
Trump admin rejects anti-protectionism language in G20 free trade statement: The Trump administration on Saturday rebuffed language in a free trade statement at a G20 meeting that would have opposed economic protectionism, The Washington Post reported.
The rejection of language stressing the importance of free and open trade and condemning protectionism signals a growing fissure between the U.S. and some of its key economic allies.
German officials reportedly urged Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to agree to include the free trade language in the G20's joint statement, but the former hedge fund manager refused to do so, marking a break from previous meetings in which such language was adopted: http://bit.ly/2ntJkEX.
Spicer: Tax reform could come in late spring: White House press secretary Sean Spicer told an Irish newspaper Friday that the Trump administration may begin a tax code overhaul by this spring.
Reuters reported the timing Sunday.
Ireland's Sunday Independent newspaper interviewed Spicer late last week, during Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny's diplomatic visit to the District.
"We are going to have tax reform after we get healthcare completed. ... I think we are looking at late spring to summer," Spicer told the newspaper.
Trump promised to lower taxes for the middle class and for businesses during his campaign.
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