GOP group spending $2M on tax ad ahead of key vote
The American Action Network (AAN) on Tuesday announced that it’s spending $2 million on a television ad buy promoting the GOP’s tax-reform plan ahead of an expected House vote later in the week on a budget resolution that would advance it.
The ad features a Wisconsin woman saying the tax plan would help middle-class families. It is slated to run in 32 congressional districts, including many held by GOP lawmakers whose districts are being targeted by Democrats in next year’s midterm elections.
AAN, which is closely aligned with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), said it has spent more than $14 million since the beginning of August on its efforts to advocate for an overhaul of the tax code.
The group’s latest initiative comes in advance of the House’s scheduled vote on Thursday on the Senate’s budget resolution. That measure would allow Congress to pass a tax bill on a party-line vote that adds up to $1.5 trillion to the deficit over 10 years.
Once the House passes the Senate’s budget measure, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) plans to announce the dates that a tax bill will be unveiled and will start to be considered by the panel.