McConnell Confirms Intent to Use Budget Reconciliation to Pass Tax Reform

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in response to the Senate Democratic Caucus’s August 1st letter urging bipartisan tax reform, stated that the GOP will need to utilize the reconciliation process to avoid a Senate filibuster.  He suggested that the demands set forth by Senate Democrats indicated that they did not share Republican priorities regarding tax reform.  However, McConnell did leave open the possibility of courting support from the three Democratic Senators who did not endorse the letter.  McConnell stated that both chambers of Congress would hold tax hearings after the summer recess.

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