House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyEconomic growth rate slows to 2 percent as delta derails recovery Democratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse Yellen confident of minimum global corporate tax passage in Congress MORE (R-Texas) said that he will lay out to House Republicans an outline for a second package of tax cuts on Tuesday.
"This is a big week for the [tax cuts] 2.0 process," Brady told reporters Monday.
He added that he will hold a series of "listening sessions" with GOP lawmakers and get their feedback on the outline over the August recess, so that the House can vote on legislation in September.
President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE and House Republicans have expressed a lot of interest in pursuing a second round of tax cuts this year, to build off the tax overhaul the president signed in December, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Brady has said that he expects tax cuts 2.0 to consist of multiple bills, with the centerpiece focusing on making the 2017 tax law's cuts for individuals permanent. Other parts of the package may focus on encouraging retirement savings and business innovation.
"Just as the success of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act came because we were listening to our members and their constituents back home, we'll do the same in 2.0," Brady said.
A vote on a second package of tax cuts is expected to receive a vote in the House before the midterm elections, with House Republicans seeing more tax cuts as both good policy and a chance to make Democrats take a potentially tough vote. Many Democrats cited the temporary nature of the individual tax cuts as a reason for voting against the 2017 law.
But a package is unlikely to pass the Senate, where it would need the support of some Democratic senators, and it may not even get a vote in the upper chamber. Some GOP senators have said they wouldn't support further tax cuts if they increase the deficit.
Brady said that there will be some provisions in the 2.0 package that raise revenue "because of the policies," but that there aren't specific provisions designed to be offsets for tax cuts.
The Ways and Means Committee chairman said he also expects to outline for House Republicans the path that he plans to take on making technical corrections and refinements to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
A number of stakeholders — including retailers, accountants, the nonprofit sector and wineries — have been seeking fixes to areas of the 2017 tax law where the text of the legislation doesn't line up with lawmakers' intent. Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanNo time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' MORE (R-Wis.) has said he expects the House to consider tax-law fixes after the midterm elections, when Democrats could be more willing to work with Republicans on legislation on the topic.