GOP rep: Tax reform will not happen without healthcare reform

GOP rep: Tax reform will not happen without healthcare reform

Rep. Sean DuffySean DuffyOvernight Finance: GOP offers measure to repeal arbitration rule | Feds fine Exxon M for Russian sanctions violations | Senate panel sticks with 2017 funding levels for budget | Trump tax nominee advances | Trump unveils first reg agenda Realtors endorse House flood insurance extension The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Wis.) on Monday said lawmakers need to get healthcare reform done before taking on tax reform.

"Tax reform will not happen unless we have healthcare reform done," Duffy said on "Fox & Friends."

"We're using budget reconciliation, these stupid Senate rules, and in tax reform, it has to be revenue neutral," he continued.

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"So every tax dollar you move down, another tax dollar has to go up. You take a trillion dollars of ObamaCare taxes to move those tax dollars down by a trillion dollars."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellThe GOP Wonder Women who saved healthcare for 22 million Senators, you passed ObamaCare repeal-only bill in 2015 — do it again Senate heads to new healthcare vote with no clear plan MORE (R-Ky.) announced Saturday the Senate would delay its consideration of its healthcare legislation while Sen. John McCainJohn McCainArmed Services leaders appoint strategy panel members Cruz: GOP will 'look like fools' if ObamaCare isn’t repealed Senators who have felt McCain's wrath talk of their respect for him MORE (R-Ariz.) recovers from surgery.

Two GOP senators — Susan CollinsSusan CollinsThe GOP Wonder Women who saved healthcare for 22 million Senate heads to new healthcare vote with no clear plan OPINION | GOP healthcare attack is a vendetta against President Obama MORE (R-Maine) and Rand PaulRand PaulSenate heads to new healthcare vote with no clear plan Overnight Healthcare: CBO predicts 22M would lose coverage under Senate ObamaCare replacement Fox News personality: GOP healthcare plan says ‘ideology is less important than victory' MORE (R-Ky.) — have already spoken out against the Senate GOP's healthcare legislation.