Paul Ryan warns Congress he'll keep them voting on Christmas for tax reform

Washington Examiner | 10/12/2017 | Joseph Lawler
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House Speaker Paul Ryan warned representatives Thursday he would keep them in Washington through the holidays if they delay passing tax reform.

"We're going to keep people here for Christmas if we have to," the Wisconsinite said at an event at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "I mean, I don't care -- we gotta get this done. It's that important."

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The White House and GOP leadership maintain they can pass a major tax bill this year, a extremely ambitious goal considering that legislation has not yet been unveiled.

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Ryan is the second member in as many days to suggest meeting that timeline will keep lawmakers at the Capitol into the holidays.

North Carolina's Patrick McHenry, House Republicans' chief deputy whip responsible for rounding up votes, said Wednesday Christmas Eve...
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