White House wants healthcare vote this summer, tax reform in fall | Reuters
Senate Republicans will vote on their version of healthcare reform legislation before lawmakers’ August recess, White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short said. The House of Representatives passed a bill in May.
“There’s been a lot of discussions with staff,” Short told reporters at a briefing. “I think the text is pretty far along.”
Congress will then turn its focus to overhauling the tax code in September. While the administration would prefer that the effort not add to the national debt, Short stressed that the top priority would be cutting taxes.
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