Strategy on Tax Extenders, Overhaul Likely Unaffected by House Shake-Up

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The ascendance of a new generation of Republican House leadership likely won't change the majority's strategy to advance a tax extenders package or a broader tax code rewrite.
Over the last two weeks, outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced he was stepping down from his leadership position after his primary defeat June 10, with Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) winning the election among House Republicans to replace him. The Republicans also selected Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) to fill McCarthy's shoes as majority whip.
The shake-up left those following major tax issues wondering whether the new regime would change Republican strategy to move tax legislation through the House, given that the majority leader determines which bills reach the floor, and when.

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