Trump: Tax Reform Pushed to January or February
President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday afternoon that the tax reform vote will be pushed back to 2018.
Trump said that a vote on tax reform and health care could not happen by Friday in part due to Sen. Thad Cochran’s hospitalization.
Senate rules that would allow a 50-vote threshold to pass either measure end Saturday which will push both into next year unless Democrats can be brought in to hit the 60 votes needed outside of reconciliation.
Pushing the tax reform vote into 2018 will likely endanger hopes to make the popular plan retroactive for the 2017 tax year.
Cochran is recovering in a hospital in Mississippi after what his staff calls “a urological issue.”
Correction: Sen. Cochran’s first name was previously shown in the article as Tom, the error has been corrected.
It’s Thad Cochran..
I think you have that wrong. The health care will be pushed to 2018 but not tax reform.