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Rep. Scalise: Individual Mandate Repeal 'Very Likely' in Final Tax Bill

(Fox News' "Fox & Friends")

By    |   Monday, 11 December 2017 05:12 PM

A repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate will "very likely" be in the final tax reform legislation, according to Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.

"Individual mandate repeal is going to be very likely be part of the final," Scalise told Monday's "Fox & Friends." "We passed it in the House many times. The Senate had trouble in the past. The Senate did pass the repeal of the individual mandate in their version of the bill, and we want to keep it in the final product."

Scalise said tax rates would go down for everyone.

"If you are paying taxes, your tax rate is going to go down," Scalise said.

The Louisiana congressman believes Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will be in favor of the final legislation.

"She voted for the Senate bill," Scalise said in the interview. "I think she is going to like the final bill even more."

President Donald Trump has been helpful in the tax reform process, Scalise said.

"He fully embraced cutting taxes for families," the congressman added. "He campaigned on this. He is following through on yet another campaign promise. He has been great to work with."

In November, Scalise said Congress must get a tax reform plan to Trump before the end of the year.

"Failure is not an option," Scalise said.

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