Failure Here May Cost Republicans Their Majorities

House Republicans under the leadership of Speaker Paul Ryan have done an excellent job crafting – and communicating about – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but there is still a long road ahead.

Ideally, the bill will easily get through the House Ways and Means Committee and be passed by the full House before Thanksgiving. However, conferencing in the Senate may prove more difficult, given our smaller majority.

Republicans must therefore ensure the American people know how remarkably positive this bill is, making it extremely difficult for Democrats, especially those up for re-election, to oppose.

Under the bill, lower- and middle-income earners will be able to keep more of their hard-earned income because the standard deduction would be nearly doubled from $6,350 to $12,000 for individuals and from $12,000 to $24,000 for families.

Read more at The Hill.

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