Daily Leader

6:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes”
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. 8:15 – 8:45 p.m.

Motion to go to Conference on H.R. 1 – GOP Tax bill, and Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees

**Following one minute speeches, Chairman Kevin Brady is expected to move to go to Conference on H.R. 1 – GOP Tax bill.  The vote at 6:30 p.m. will be on the Motion to go to Conference.

**Members are advised that the second vote series is expected to occur today at approximately 8:00 p.m. on the Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees.


The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, December 5: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to consider bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.   

“In the end, none of the economic studies mattered. While they differed in degree, most independent cost estimates of the Senate's tax bill agreed it would produce higher deficits. Republican senators rejected them all, saying their tax cuts were likely to pay for themselves by producing higher-than-expected economic growth… The experts are betting it won't. The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation, the official congressional scorekeepers, found the bill would increase deficits over the next 10 years by $1 trillion, even after accounting for economic growth… The conservative-leaning Tax Foundation projected a deficit increase of $516 billion after accounting for economic growth. The Penn Wharton Budget Model, produced through the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, said the bill would increase deficits by at least $1.3 trillion over a decade, even with more economic growth. Even a study produced for Koch Industries, run by conservative billionaire GOP backers Charles and David Koch, found the plan would increase deficits by about $500 billion…”

    -    CQ, 12/4/2017