GOP lawmakers expect to see a tax reform plan by September 25th

GOP lawmakers expect to see a tax reform plan by September 25th

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FILE - House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Republicans are under intense pressure to pass a tax reform plan

Lawmakers say House tax plan coming by end of September

By Susan Ferrechio

House Republican leaders told GOP lawmakers Wednesday they’ll see a tax reform plan by the end of the month.

«There is going to be an outline that is released that reflects the consensus of the tax writing committees and the administration,» House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. said, adding that it would be released during the week of Sept. 25.

Ryan said after the outline is made public, the committees, «are going to take feedback and input and release their bills in the weeks ahead.» Republicans will pass the remaining set of fiscal 2018 spending measures this week and will then return home for district work next week.

 


The tax plan would likely be presented by the end of the final week in September, said Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo.

«That is when they laid it on the table,» she told the Washington Examiner.

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla, said lawmakers plan to consider the tax plan in the Ways and Means Committee in October.

«They will start marking up in October,» Cole said.

Republicans have yet to agree on a fiscal 2018 budget, which is to serve as a vehicle for tax reform to pass the Senate without a Democratic filibuster.

House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., said Wednesday the timeline for considering the budget has not been decided yet.

Republicans are under intense pressure to pass a tax reform plan. President Trump has begun meeting with Democrats and held talks over dinner with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House Tuesday night.

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