With tax reform, the GOP Senate has the House held hostage

With tax reform, the GOP Senate has the House held hostage

Nov 16, 2017

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Author, The Hill, November 16, 2017

If the Republicans’ current tax reform effort fails, the cause will not be Democratic intransigence, confounding legislative procedures, or an erratic president, but a steady 30-year shift in the way the two parties are represented in the Senate. Republicans’ failure to navigate the altered landscape has yielded a problematic bill and placed vulnerable House Republicans on the firing line.

The easiest way to understand the differences between 1986, when the last tax reform bill was enacted, and 2017 is to look at the changes in the composition of the Senate Finance Committee.

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