Republican House Panel Head Brady Says on to Tax Reform

By Eric Walsh Congress Reuters

The Capitol is seen in overcast skies as the 115th Congress convenes in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. With the GOP now in control of the White House, the Senate, and the House, Republicans are expected to begin dismantling eight years of ... President Barack Obama's Democratic policies, including his signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (AP)

House of Representative Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady said on Friday that following the withdrawal of a healthcare law the Republican agenda would be to move quickly to craft a tax reform bill.

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"(House) Speaker (Paul) Ryan and I made it clear we are going to take committee action this spring. We're going to move the tax reform bill forward. We still have an August timetable going forward. But our whole goal I think in Congress ... delivering this pro-growth tax reform, with the president, this year, that is our top priority," Brady told Fox News.

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