Republicans Initiate 31 day Tax Reform Campaign During August Recess

By Connor Wolf, Inside Sources.

In preparation for what is likely to be a challenging debate, Republicans are dedicating each day during the August recess to a different reason why the country needs tax reform.

Republicans have identified tax reform as a major policy focus since securing the presidency, and it is now set to be the top focus after the ill-fated heath care debate. The GOP wants its tax reform plan to be big and ambitious in a way that hasn’t been done since the last major reform in 1986. Some have begun laying the groundwork knowing the debate is likely to be intense after the recess break.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady is one of the lawmakers preparing for the upcoming fight. He has been providing other lawmakers with talking points and has been a vocal advocate on television. Brady is also dedicating each of the 31 days during the recess break to a different reason tax reform is needed.

“Chairman Brady and members of the Ways and Means Committee will be making the case for bold, pro-growth tax reform throughout the month of August to Americans of all walks of life,” Emily Schillinger, communications director of the House of the Ways and Means Committee, said in a statement to InsideSources.