Senate's McConnell says tax bill should be revenue neutral

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Ottobre 22, 2017

Patty Murray of Washington.

The Alexander/Murray bill proposes a short-term solution to Trump's executive order ending Affordable Care Act subsidies, which would continue the federal subsidies for another two years and add in permanent changes that make some of the ACA's requirements more flexible.

On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Republican Senate candidates did not need to take a position on whether they will vote for him as majority leader. Asked on CNN's "State of the Union" if it abandons the revenue-neutral goal, McConnell said: "No, actually we're not because that's a rather conservative estimate of how much growth you'll get out of this pro-growth tax reform".

Trump has gone back and forth on the bipartisan bill in recent days, CNN noted.

However, Republicans, who control both the Senate and House of Representatives, have yet to produce a bill as their self-imposed deadline to overhaul the US tax code by the end of 2017 approaches. John McCain, Bill Cassidy and Lisa Murkowski and prominent Democrats, including Sens.

On NBC's "Meet the Press", Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the plan, with the support of 60 senators, should be brought up immediately.

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