Issa Won't Support Tax Reform Bill In Its Current Form

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh
Credit: Associated Press
Above: House Oversight Committee Chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2014.

Rep. Darrell Issa said he will not support the tax reform bill in its current form.

Issa, R-Vista, released a statement Tuesday explaining his reasoning. Here is an excerpt:

"My overriding concern with the current House tax reform proposal is that many Californians who need and deserve tax relief won’t benefit from the current framework, or at worse, may see their tax burden rise as a consequence of certain changes including, but not limited to, the elimination of the state and local income tax deduction."

Issa said he will continue to work towards improvements to the bill.

House Republicans are planning to vote on the tax reform bill by Thanksgiving. The Senate is expected to release its version of the tax reform bill later this week.

Republican campaign consultant Jason Roe joins Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the possible political implications of Issa's decision.