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House Tees Up Vote To Conference Tax Reform Bill

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) is greeted by applause from (L-R) Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) during an event at the Capitol to celebrate the passing of the tax reform bill November 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The House has passed the tax reform bill with the vote 227 Ð 205. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy advised members of his party Thursday that the lower chamber will likely vote on the motion to conference on the GOP tax bill Monday evening.

The House was initially scheduled to be out of session on Dec. 4, but with leadership in both chambers optimistic the Senate will pass its tax reform before the end of the week, the California Republican told lawmakers to expect a vote.

“Members should be prepared to vote on the Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, at approximately 6:30 PM, followed by a vote on the Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees at approximately 8:00 PM,” the leader’s office announced Thursday afternoon. “All Members are strongly encouraged to be present and voting. This is a change from our previously announced schedule.

The Senate is expected to pass its bill along party lines by a narrow margin by the end of the week following its vote-a-rama.

The House passed its measure earlier this month.

Republicans are aiming to send a tax reform bill to President Trump’s desk before the end of the year as the GOP looks for a legislative win before the 2018 election cycle.

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