House Republicans Tee Up Tax Vote Ahead of Midterms

By Anonymous

Senate unlikely to vote before Nov. 6 election, but House members see chance to bolster campaign-season message

House Republicans, touting the tax cuts that remain popular among their core voters, are poised to pass a $631 billion extension of them in their final legislative push before the midterm elections.

GOP Senate leaders aren’t eager to spend any time on tax policy before the Nov. 6 elections, however, and some Republicans say that the votes are largely about sending an election-year message to voters rather than making law.