Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (D-WI) has not always been the strongest Republican leader. That being said, with the year nearly over and Congress still unable to pass some key pieces of legislation such as healthcare reform, Ryan has stepped up to the plate to get something done.
The next big piece of legislation the House is looking to pass is tax reform. President Trump campaigned for a simplified tax code that would see more Americans bringing home more of their paychecks. While speaking at the Heritage Foundation, Ryan gave a stern warning that if Congress could not pull through for the American people again, they’d be working over Christmas:
“We’re going to keep people here for Christmas if we have to. I don’t care. We have to get this done.”
“We have to get this done.”- Those are six words Congress probably isn’t used to hearing!
The last time the tax code was overhauled was in 1986. Republicans currently control the legislative and executive branches, creating an ideal situation to enact much-needed major reforms.
Ideally, Congress won’t even have to go into an extended session. According to Ryan, they are actually on track to get the new tax legislation passed and over to the Senate in November.
Either way, it looks very promising that our political leaders are finally ready to buckle down and work for the American people. We will be covering tax reform very closely- so stay tuned!