WSJ – GOP Tax Overhaul’s Fate Rests on ‘Big Six’ Talks

Speaker Ryan’s preference for a Border-Adjustment-Tax (BAT) remains a major intra-party sticking point.

July 7, 2017

‘Republican dreams for revamping the tax code rest, for now, in the hands of six men.

The officials from the House, Senate and White House—which some aides have taken to calling “The Big Six”—aim to overcome in months the internal divides and systemic obstacles that have blocked a major U.S. tax code rewrite for 31 years. Informed by stinging lessons from the slow-moving health policy debate and animated by the partywide desire for legislative victories before the 2018 election, they have emerged from their occasional private meetings and steady staff work with vague but consistent optimism.’

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