House Democrats will vote Tuesday on a tax bill that they hope will repeal and immediately replace President Donald Trump’s unpopular health care law.
Democrats are also hoping to use a procedural vote next week to allow them to use reconciliation to replace the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, a measure the White House and congressional Republicans say will help pay for their $1.9 trillion tax cuts.
House Democrats have long warned that any tax bill will have to be balanced in order to meet the 2020 congressional elections, which will likely come in 2019.
Republicans have said they will work with Democrats on their health care legislation, which has been described as a tax cut and repeal-and-replace for millions of Americans.
They have also promised to use the budget reconciliation process, which allows them to pass tax legislation with just a simple majority, which they believe would pass with bipartisan support.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 12, 2020.
Rep. John Lewis, D/C-Ga., speaks during a news release in Washington on June 11, 2020, following President Donald J. Trump’s speech on health care at the White, First Lady Melania Trump’s home in Palm Beach, Fla.