Wednesday, November 1, 2017

"'The Cut Cut Cut Act': Trump, Hill leaders differ on tax overhaul bill's name"

Still, behind closed doors, there has been back-and-forth between House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady about the name of the bill, including multiple phone calls in the past week.

Ryan's office initially asked the White House for input because of the president's knack for branding, according to a senior Hill aide.

Trump has been insistent that the bill be called the "Cut Cut Cut Act", according to the administration officials.

Ryan and Brady have pushed back on the name of the bill. However, Trump has held firm.

Internal White House polling showed that Americans respond more favorably to language that highlights tax cuts over tax reform, according to a senior White House official.