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WASHINGTON-Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to unveil another round of tax cuts this week, hoping to draw a sharp contrast between themselves and Democrats ahead of the November 6 congressional elections.

The president now faces accusations of incompetence and ill-preparedness to handle the top job while having put together several legal teams to handle accusations of rape and his alleged "collusion" with Russian Federation.

According to the Wall Street Journal, GOP leaders introduced legislation this week that would "lock in" cuts to individual tax rates well beyond 2025; a move aimed to motivate Republican voters heading into the 2018 midterm elections.

They face a far tougher election map in the 100-member Senate, but polling data has shown several races skewing toward Democrats.

Under the measure, federal individual income tax cuts approved on a temporary basis by the Republican-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump in December would become permanent.

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.

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And even some House Republicans oppose a new tax bill.

The tax law that took effect January 1, the most sweeping rewrite of the US tax code in three decades, is estimated to add around $1.5 trillion to the ballooning deficit over 10 years.

Republicans say the legislation will also seek to encourage start-up businesses by allowing them to write off more start-up costs and add investors without limiting tax benefits, such as research and development credits. Only nine of the 35 seats that are up for election held by Republicans.

The measure also includes the controversial $10,000 annual cap for state and local tax deductions (SALT), a provision that's particularly unpopular in high-tax states like NY and New Jersey. Some 57% preferred Republican control of Congress, while one-quarter wanted a Democratic-led Congress.

Trump's low approval ratings nationwide come as his administration fights off allegations of chaos within his administration in Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear", as well as claims in a recent anonymous New York Times op-ed article of a "quiet resistance" against the president within the White House.

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