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Paul Ryan listens to Del. Jenniffer Gonzalez, D-Puerto Rico, at the Emergency Operations Center in San Juan. Photo: Carlos Giusti / AP

House Speaker Paul Ryan predicted to a Milwaukee radio station yesterday that the House will pass a tax rewrite by next month, and the Senate will approve it and send it to Trump's desk by December, The Hill reports.

Reality check: Republicans haven't introduced an actual bill yet, and Congress has a fairly full plate right now, from immigration to Iran to government funding for the rest of the year. There are 28 legislative days left in 2017.

The Senate hurdle ahead: Although Ryan said the House "pre-agreed" on a tax overhaul, when asked at a Monday event what the biggest roadblock to passing a change to the tax code is, Ryan responded: "You ever heard of the United States Senate before?" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only afford to lose two Republicans in the tax battle ahead.

Trump's not blaming himself: "I'm not going to blame myself, I'll be honest. They are not getting the job done," Trump said Monday.

  • But Americans' approval of the way Trump works with Congress is 32%, which is even lower than his 37% approval rating right now, per a CNN and SSRS poll.

This week on the Hill: The Senate is expected to vote on the budget this week after the House passed its version last week. Both will need a conference to work out a final version. The House is out this week.

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Chinese authorities have breached "each and every act prohibited" under the UN Genocide Convention over the treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang province, an independent report published Tuesday alleges.

Why it matters: D.C. think-tank the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy, which released the report, said in a statement the conclusions by dozens of experts in war crimes, human rights and international law are "clear and convincing": The ruling Chinese Communist Party bears responsibility.

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Driving the news: Twitter is seeking to halt an investigation launched by Paxton into moderation practices by Big Tech firms including Twitter for what he called "the seemingly coordinated de-platforming of the President," days after they banned him following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

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Why it matters: While the midterm elections are supposed to be a boon to the party out of power, the recent run of retirements — which may not be over — is upending that assumption for the GOP in 2022.