President Trump appears to be planning a tax reform announcement this week and as early as tomorrow (April 26). Trump tweeted his intent to unveil some new plans this past weekend, however, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney chased the social media announcement with a follow-up that only certain parts of intended tax reform will be announced, stating that the government is not expected to “roll out bill language” on the target date of April 26th.
In addition, there has been some noise from the Hill that a vote on healthcare may re-enter the conversation this week at the urging of President Trump. Trump may be the only anxious voter in the room, as per White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the White House is in no hurry to expedite. He punctuated that sentiment with stating there would be no “artificial deadline” on healthcare reform, only furthering the view that the Affordable Care Act remains firmly in place since the non-vote debacle over the American HealthCare Act bill last month.
“If it happens and we have the votes this week, great,” Spicer said. “Or if it’s next or the week after…” While there seems to be no formal calendar date or “artificial deadline” on the fate of healthcare in the United States, there is a slight possibility that it will be voted upon this week along with Trump’s latest news in tax reform. We’ll have to stay tuned.
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