This week, the world breathed a collective sigh of relief after [all 12 boys and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/world/asia/thailand-cave-rescue-live-updates.html). In the midst of celebration,…
The much-vaunted Senate tax bill is now a health bill.
Today I am announcing my intention to amend the Senate tax bill to repeal the individual mandate and provide bigger tax cuts for middle income taxpayers.
The mandate repeal is a promise we all made and we should keep. It also allows an additional $300 billion+ in tax cuts.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 14, 2017
With a dearth of legislative victories, House and Senate Republicans had pinned their hopes on a sweeping change to the tax code — no easy task. But now, with another mission heaped on top of their primary goal, can Republicans pass major legislation before the year is out?
- Kimberly Adams Senior reporter, Marketplace; @KA_Marketplace
- Brian Riedl Senior fellow and member of Economics 21, the Manhattan Institute; former chief economist to Senator Rob Portman; @Brian_Riedl
- Seth Hanlon Senior fellow with tax policy team at the Center for American Progress; former special assistant to President Obama on economic policy; @SethHanlon
- Jerry Howard CEO, National Association of Home Builders; @NAHBhome
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