Lawmaker: We'll tackle tax reform if we win Senate

Sen. Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsOvernight Cybersecurity: DHS cyber nominee vows to make election security 'top priority' | CIA to allow lawmakers to review classified info on Haspel | Dems raise security concerns about Trump's phone use Democrats raise security concerns over Trump cellphone use Overnight Defense: Lawmakers worry over Syria strategy | Trump's base critical of strikes | Flake undecided on Pompeo | Coast Guard plans to keep allowing transgender members | GOP chair wants to cut B from Pentagon agencies MORE (R-Ind.) says tax reform will rank "very, very high" on the GOP's agenda if his party regains control of the upper chamber in November.

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Indiana Sen. Dan Coats (R) said tax reform is a bipartisan issue, noting his work with Sen. Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on "comprehensive tax reform [that is] critical for economic growth."

Coats, the most senior Republican senator on the bicameral Joint Economic Committee, concedes that it has been difficult to work with the White House on any issue, asserting that President Obama is "running a one-man band."

But should the Republicans pick up the six seats needed to regain the majority in the Senate, Coats believes Obama might work better with the GOP.