U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen the Midwestern U.S. state of Missouri to push for a major tax overhaul that he said would spur economic growth and help ordinary Americans. He appealed to lawmakers to shun partisanship and to act swiftly for the benefit of the country. Trump proposed to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent and slash individual taxes, but offered few other details. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
Even though the rain in Houston has stopped, many neighborhoods near dams and rivers are still under water. From around Texas and beyond, volunteers, who connected through social media, are in their boats giving a helping hand. They say, what's happening in Texas is a good model for lawmakers in Washington. VOA's Elizabeth Lee spent the day with rescuers in Houston.