Exclusive: Senate rules would be changed for tax cut
Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told Asia Times that any obstacles for Trump’s tax plan will be overcome
Speaking with Asia Times on Wednesday, former US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said that Senate rules would be changed to pass a tax bill if needed.
The statement from Gingrich comes amid speculation that passage of the proposed tax bill might be complicated by a Senate restriction known as the Byrd Rule. The rule allows Senators to block legislation that would significantly increase the deficit beyond a ten-year term during the Budget Reconciliation Process.
Gingrich expressed his confidence that such a rule would not present an insurmountable obstacle to the passage of such an important piece of legislation.