House Republicans are fighting to keep the GOP tax plan from going to the House floor for a vote before the end of the year.
The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to pass a tax package Monday, with a vote expected in the House on Tuesday.
“We’re in a position to continue working to pass it,” Rep. Kevin Brady Kevin Patrick BradyHouse passes bills that will give us relief from economic pain, give seniors more time to get back to workHouse votes to give Medicare, Medicaid a break | House passes $1.2 trillion bill on opioid abuse, job training bill | Democrats weigh in on bill to protect small businesses MORE (R-Texas) said Monday.
Democrats are trying to prevent the vote on a tax bill that would eliminate the individual and corporate tax cuts.
Republicans have been trying to secure votes from as many Republicans as possible on a bill that will provide a $1 trillion boost to the nation’s economy by allowing corporations to write off a portion of their tax liabilities.
That could be a difficult fight because Republicans are already fighting for the Senate to pass their own version of the tax bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy Patricia D’AlesandroDemocrats try to save face by tying Trump to ‘Fake News’ in election fight Pelosi: ‘No one wants to see Trump lose’ in November | GOP to offer ‘defund Obamacare’ bill to SenateDemocrats to keep Senate rules on the books for a second time | Democrats seek $3 trillion health care bill MORE (D-Calif.) has said that they are open to a vote.
Some House Republicans have been saying they are willing to vote for a tax plan that includes a cut for the wealthy but a tax increase for all Americans.
But Democrats are pushing for Republicans to include a provision that would make the $1,000 to $10,000 threshold for itemizing deductions.
At the same time, House Democratic leaders have been telling their caucus to not get involved in the tax debate.