Time for a Pivot to Tax?


Republican lawmakers say they are focused on tax reform, several days after releasing a joint statement from the House, Senate and White House showing--in broad strokes--where there is agreement on tax changes.

The July 27 statement most notably drops the controversial border adjustment tax that was the object of scorn from the White House, senators and powerful industry groups. However, the document was far from legislative language. In this edition of the Hill Roundtable podcast, Capitol Hill reporters Kaustuv Basu, Laura Davison, and Colleen Murphy break down what to expect in the coming weeks.

The tax reform statement came just hours before Senate Republicans failed to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While some Republicans say they want to keep trying to find a solution to the health care policy problem, Republican leaders signaled they need to move onto tax reform—something they say will be easier than dismantling the ACA.