GOP rep: Tax reform will not happen without healthcare reform

GOP rep: Tax reform will not happen without healthcare reform

Rep. Sean DuffySean Patrick DuffyProxy advisors do need to be regulated Fox News contributor: Black people tell me conditions in border detention centers 'are better than some of the projects' Trump mocks 'elites' at campaign rally 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 McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPelosi: 'Thug' Putin not welcome in Congress GOP to White House: End summit mystery Sunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight MORE (R-Ky.) announced Saturday the Senate would delay its consideration of its healthcare legislation while Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Memo: Summit fallout hits White House Graham: Biggest problem is Trump ‘believes meddling equals collusion’ Obama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena MORE (R-Ariz.) recovers from surgery.

Two GOP senators — Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report — Russia furor grips Washington Overnight Health Care: Novartis pulls back on drug price hikes | House Dems launch Medicare for All caucus | Trump officials pushing ahead on Medicaid work requirements Senate panel to vote next week on banning 'gag clauses' in pharmacy contracts MORE (R-Maine) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia Rand Paul blocks Sanders's Russia resolution, calls it 'crazy hatred' against Trump MORE (R-Ky.) — have already spoken out against the Senate GOP's healthcare legislation.