Grassley laments being left out of tax bill conference

Grassley laments being left out of tax bill conference
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Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyMcSally unveils bill to lower drug prices amid tough campaign Ernst endorses bipartisan Grassley-Wyden bill to lower drug prices Overnight Health Care: Nevada union won't endorse before caucuses after 'Medicare for All' scrap | McConnell tees up votes on two abortion bills | CDC confirms 15th US coronavirus case MORE (R-Iowa) lamented in a tweet directed at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests Sotomayor, Ginsburg should have to recuse themselves on 'Trump related' cases Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE on Thursday that he will not serve on the committee charged with hashing out a final tax-reform bill with the House.

"@realDonaldTrump I'm the most Senior member of Senate Finance Comm I was dropped as Conferee So I won't be in front line fighting for what u and I believe to cut taxes," Grassley wrote on Twitter.

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Seven of the senators named sit on the Senate Finance Committee, including Hatch, who serves as the panel's chairman.

Grassley is a former chairman of the Finance panel.

Michael Zona, Grassley's communications director, said that Grassley wanted to notify Trump that he would not be on the committee because the two had talked so much about tax reform.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Senate voted 51-47 to approve a motion to send the legislation to conference with the House, where lawmakers from both chambers will work to reconcile the differences between their separate tax bills.

- This story was updated at 11:38 A.M. EST