On The Money: Brady to share tax cut 2.0 outline with House GOP | GOP lawmaker proposes carbon tax | Russia summit puts spotlight on Trump tax returns

On The Money: Brady to share tax cut 2.0 outline with House GOP | GOP lawmaker proposes carbon tax | Russia summit puts spotlight on Trump tax returns
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THE BIG DEAL -- Brady to share 2.0 tax cut outline with House GOP: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyHouse votes to boost retirement savings Democrats seize on IRS memo in Trump tax battle Oil companies join blitz for carbon tax MORE (R-Texas) said that he will lay out to House Republicans an outline for a second package of tax cuts on Tuesday.

"This is a big week for the [tax cuts] 2.0 process," Brady told reporters Monday.

He added that he will hold a series of "listening sessions" with GOP lawmakers and get their feedback on the outline over the August recess, so that the House can vote on legislation in September.

Brady has said that he expects tax cuts 2.0 to consist of multiple bills, with the centerpiece focusing on making the 2017 tax law's cuts for individuals permanent. Other parts of the package may focus on encouraging retirement savings and business innovation.

Why it matters: President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE and House Republicans have expressed a lot of interest in pursuing a second round of tax cuts this year, to build off the tax overhaul the president signed in December, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. A vote on a second package of tax cuts is expected to receive a vote in the House before the midterm elections, with House Republicans seeing more tax cuts as both good policy and a chance to make Democrats take a potentially tough vote. Many Democrats cited the temporary nature of the individual tax cuts as a reason for voting against the 2017 law.

Naomi Jagoda has more here.


ALSO A BIG DEAL -- Putin summit puts spotlight back on Trump's tax returns: President Trump's tax returns are back in the spotlight after his private one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump's comments during the joint press conference alarmed lawmakers, leading some to wonder about the president's possible financial ties to Russia.

Democrats have since stepped up their calls to have Congress request Trump's tax returns from the Treasury Department in order to learn more about the president's finances.

"I think we have a cloud that hangs over this whole administration at this moment in time," said Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerTrump declassification move unnerves Democrats Hillicon Valley: Assange hit with 17 more charges | Facebook removes record 2.2B fake profiles | Senate passes anti-robocall bill | Senators offer bill to help companies remove Huawei equipment Senators offer bipartisan bill to help US firms remove Huawei equipment from networks MORE (Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The Hill's Naomi Jagoda tells us why here.

The details:





Mnuchin cleans up Trump attacks on Fed: Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Artist designs stamp to put Harriet Tubman's face over Jackson's on bills On The Money: Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump | Trump to offer B aid package for farmers | House votes to boost retirement savings | Study says new tariffs to double costs for consumers MORE stressed his support for the Federal Reserve's "independence" from the rest of the federal government over the weekend, days after President Trump blasted the Fed during an interview for raising interest rates.

Mnuchin told reporters at a Group of 20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank representatives that the Trump administration "completely supports" the Fed's "independence," while declining to call Trump's comments on the bank a mistake.

"Where the Fed ends up on interest rates is one, completely up to them, and [two], is also dependent upon what happens to the economy," he said, according to CNN.

"There was no need for me to call him to reassure him," Mnuchin added. "He understands that the Fed is independent."

Trump told CNBC on Thursday that he's "not thrilled" with Chairman Jerome Powell, who he appointed to lead the bank this February, over Powell's decision to gradually raise interest rates.

"We go up and every time you go up they want to raise rates again. I don't really -- I am not happy about it. But at the same time I'm letting them do what they feel is best," Trump said.

"I don't like all of this work that we're putting into the economy and then I see rates going up."

Powell, a Republican, was appointed to the Fed in 2012 by former President Obama and voted in lockstep with Yellen while she led the bank.

The chairman brushed off fears he'd be influenced by Trump in an interview last week, saying "no one in the administration has said anything to me that really gives me concern on this front."

"We don't take political considerations into account," Powell told "Marketplace" on July 12.


GOP lawmaker proposes carbon tax: A moderate Republican lawmaker on Monday proposed instituting a carbon tax, breaking with the party's long-standing opposition to policies that would punish people and companies that emit gases that cause climate change.

Rep. Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloDisinvited GOP lawmaker turns up at Dem hearing Overnight Energy: 2020 rivals rip Biden over expected 'middle ground' climate plan | Dems cancel plans to invite Republican to testify on climate change | House passes .2B disaster aid bill over Trump objections Dems cancel plans to bring in Republican as climate change witness MORE (R-Fla.), who is running in an extremely vulnerable Florida district that Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE won handily in 2016, wants to repeal the federal taxes on gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels and replace them with a $24 per metric ton tax on carbon dioxide emissions that increases each year.

The tax would apply to coal mines, fuel refineries, certain manufacturing facilities, natural gas processors and fossil fuel importers. It would increase the costs of fossil fuels and products and services that use them, but the revenues would go to infrastructure, low-income households and climate mitigation projects, among other places. The Hill's Timothy Cama fills us in here.


Right blasts carbon tax bill: Americans For Tax Reform President Grover Norquist called the bill a political loser.

"Carbon doesn't pay taxes -- families pay taxes, people pay taxes, taxpayers pay taxes," Norquist said at the National Press Club. "This is just the most recent effort by the left to find a way to get into your pockets."

Conservatives took turns denouncing the legislation, which would impose a tax on companies that emit gases that contribute to climate change. Opponents highlighted the hundreds of dollars in energy price hikes it could bring to U.S. households.

They also characterized Curbelo as a Republican who is trying to appease Democrats. Curbelo is running for reelection in a congressional district that presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won handily in 2016.

Miranda Green has more on the reaction and why Republicans are split.


MARKET CHECK: CNBC: "Technology shares rose to an all-time high on Monday as Wall Street awaited the latest quarterly results from some of the largest companies in the sector.

"The S&P 500 tech sector climbed 0.5 percent to close at a record, helping lift the overall index by 0.2 percent to 2,806.98. Tech's gains also pushed the Nasdaq Composite higher by 0.3 percent to 7,841.87.

"The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 13.83 percent lower at 25,044.29, however, amid lingering concerns outside of tech."



  • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will not arrive in the United States for talks with Trump with a specific trade offer, the Commission said on Monday.
  • Three Senate Democrats on Monday requested documents from the Treasury Department related to financial ties between the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Maria Butina, an alleged agent of the Russian government.
  • The conservative Heritage Foundation on Monday released research finding that the average household in each congressional district and state will receive a tax cut in 2018 from President Trump's tax law.
  • A decade after a financial crisis fueled in part by a tangled web of derivatives, U.S. regulators still have an incomplete picture of who holds what in a $600-trillion market thanks to a loophole.
  • JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is worried the economy's momentum could be derailed by President Trump's trade conflicts, he told CNN.
  • Up to 2.5 billion pounds of beef, pork, poultry and turkey are being stockpiled in U.S. facilities due to a sharp drop in demand triggered by retaliation to Trump's tariffs, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • China said on Monday it has no intention to devalue its currency to help exports, after Washington said it was monitoring the currency's weakness, according to Reuters.
  • The world's top financial officials called Sunday for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, according to the AP.



  • President Trump launched a barrage of tweets on Monday morning, taking aim at a series of familiar targets ranging from the news media to Amazon to the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
  • Op-Ed: Kristin Dziczek, vice president of the Center for Automotive Research, says auto tariffs will cost Americans dearly.