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Two Certainties In The Senate: Health And Taxes

Tax Preparers Work To Meet Tomorrow's Deadline

The much-vaunted Senate tax bill is now a health bill.

The mandate repeal is a promise we all made and we should keep. It also allows an additional $300 billion+ in tax cuts.

— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 14, 2017

With a dearth of legislative victories, House and Senate Republicans had pinned their hopes on a sweeping change to the tax code — no easy task. But now, with another mission heaped on top of their primary goal, can Republicans pass major legislation before the year is out?


Kimberly Adams, Senior reporter, Marketplace; @KAMarketplace

Brian Riedl, Senior fellow and member of Economics 21, the Manhattan Institute; former chief economist to Senator Rob Portman; @BrianRiedl

Seth Hanlon, Senior fellow with tax policy team at the Center for American Progress; former special assistant to President Obama on economic policy; @SethHanlon

Jerry Howard, CEO, National Association of Home Builders; @NAHBhome

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