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.

"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.