Republicans Pivot to Tax Cuts But Face Some Frustrated Members

Representative Ted Yoho had hoped to spend the August recess in his North Florida district making the case for a tax overhaul. Instead, the third-term Republican said he doesn’t know what to say when his constituents ask what the revamp will mean for them.

“There is no detail,” Yoho said in an interview. “It is a problem.”

The White House and GOP have indicated that tax cuts are the next legislative priority, with the aim of completing legislation before the end of the year. Last week, White House officials and congressional leaders released a statement outlining their agreed-upon tax principles. For rank-and-file GOP members like Yoho, though, the vague statement won’t be enough to help rally support for what President Donald Trump and top Republicans have said will be a once-in-a-generation rewrite of the tax code.

Yoho said he wants to be able to explain to his voters why the tax



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