Camp Signals Slower Timing for Tax Markup; Baucus Presses Ahead

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Legislation to overhaul the tax code might not advance out of committee this year, as originally planned by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.).
Multiple factors—including other issues on the legislative agenda—have slowed the timeline, he and others on the panel told reporters Nov. 13 after they exited a closed-door meeting. As a result, Camp conceded that even though he would like to stick with plans to have a bill ready to move forward this year, he might not get the chance.
“I'd still like to do that,” Camp said. “Clearly we lost time with the shutdown, you know? That was three weeks I'd like to have back. So we have to adjust given changing circumstances.”
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