“Conservative groups are going all out to help President Trump and congressional Republicans get a tax-reform bill across the finish line,” The Hill reported yesterday.
“Unlike with health care, outside right-leaning groups are united in their support of the GOP tax plan. They believe that unity will help reassure Republican lawmakers when they eventually cast votes on a bill.”
Conservative groups joining forces include the American Action Network (AAN), FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, and Freedom Partners, some of which are engaging in big ad campaigns to promote the GOP’s tax agenda.
“Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) urged conservatives on Thursday to push back against criticisms of the tax plan from liberals and lobbyists,” per The Hill’s report:
“‘An army of lobbyists will come to protect the special interest provisions and to derail tax reform,” he said at an event at the Heritage Foundation. “And when that army comes, we must be able to count on the foot soldiers of the conservative movement to see this thing through.'”
The Senate is expected to pass a budget and take up the issue of tax reform this week.