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GOP’s New Tax-Cut Framework Leaves Out Fixes for Retailers, #MeToo Victims

  • Plan seen as talking points for Republicans as they campaign
  • Senate Democrats unlikely to back second round of GOP tax cuts
U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1040 Tax Form
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House Republicans unveiled a broad outline on Tuesday for their next phase of tax code changes, which steered clear of correcting technical mistakes from last year’s overhaul.

The so-called Tax Reform 2.0 legislation was seen as a possible vehicle for technical fixes that would address errors in the 2017 bill. Keeping those corrections out of the proposal underscores how GOP leaders are using it as a messaging tool and want to avoid highlighting problems with the law.