CNN to host tax-reform debate pitting Cruz, Scott against Sanders, Cantwell

CNN to host tax-reform debate pitting Cruz, Scott against Sanders, Cantwell
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CNN host Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a town hall debate on tax reform featuring Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate Senate Republicans air complaints to Trump administration on trade deal MORE (R-Texas) and Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottTrump to sign order penalizing colleges over perceived anti-Semitism on campus: report Here are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump GOP senators unveil bill to expand 'opportunity zone' reporting requirements MORE (R-S.C.) against Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders 'outraged' after MLB threatens to cut ties with minor league teams Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellLet's enact a privacy law that advances economic justice There's a lot to like about the Senate privacy bill, if it's not watered down Hillicon Valley: House passes anti-robocall bill | Senators inch forward on privacy legislation | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Illinois families sue TikTok | Senators get classified briefing on ransomware MORE (D-Wash.) on Tuesday, the network announced.

"The CNN Town Hall Debate comes as Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are deeply immersed in a philosophical battle over the GOP’s plan to remake the U.S. tax code that may include repealing the Obamacare individual mandate," reads the CNN release.


The House passed legislation to overhaul the tax code by a 227-205 vote on Nov. 16, with 13 Republicans opposing the measure.

“Passing this bill is the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy, to restore opportunity and help these middle-income families who are struggling,” Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay House Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea MORE (R-Wis.) said.

Republicans in the chamber erupted into applause upon the bill passing as Democrats sang "na na na na, hey hey, goodbye," as they did when the House GOP passed an ObamaCare repeal bill in May.

Tapper and Bash moderated a town hall featuring Cruz and Sanders in October as the two debated how to overhaul the tax code. 

The 90-minute tax-reform debate will air live from Washington, D.C., at 9 p.m. EST on Nov. 28.