Budget chair pushing for floor vote this month on House budget

Budget chair pushing for floor vote this month on House budget
© Greg Nash
 
 
“Sometimes when you get this close, perhaps you just need to put it on the floor,” Black said in a Politico interview.
 
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The budget chairwoman, who is running for Tennessee governor and is expected to step down from the position — and possibly from Congress altogether — has struggled to get the support of conservatives, who are demanding more details on tax reform.
 
The budget document is key to the tax-reform process, because it defines and unlocks the reconciliation process that will allow Republicans to overcome a Democratic filibuster in the Senate.
 
She is hoping that conservatives, when confronted with the floor vote, would ultimately vote for the resolution to avoid blocking the tax-reform effort. 
 
Black successfully ushered the resolution through committee in July with unanimous Republican support, including yes votes from three House Freedom Caucus members.