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McConnell 'Almost Certain' Tax Reform Will Pass

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By    |   Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017 12:27 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday that he's "almost certain" that his party will succeed in its plan to pass tax reform.

"Well, almost certain. I mean, I can't imagine having come this far we're not going to finish the job," he told Hugh Hewitt on his radio show.

The Senate passed the GOP tax bill on Saturday, but it contained a number of differences from the bill passed by the House in November. Legislators now head to conference to work out the final bill that can be passed by both chambers.

McConnell also said that "it's pretty hard to predict exactly what kind of compromises we make. But clearly, the conference report's got to pass both houses, and I would remind our friends in the House, we have a very, very slim margin in the Senate. But look, I think we can work these things out and get this across the finish line before Christmas."

"We'll have to have a conference with the House yet ahead of us and work out the differences, but the core of the two bills are really very similar," he continued. "And I think we'll be able to do that in fairly short order."

"If you look at the big picture, I think we've achieved in both bills the goals that we set out. There are some dials that will have to be twisted, and there are some complaints. But there's overwhelming support among businesses both large and small who feel that this will give us a chance to get the country growing again," he said.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday that he's "almost certain" that his party will succeed in its plan to pass tax reform.
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