Richard Durbin – Dick Durbin wrong that GOP tax bill hasn't had independent vetting

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Senate Assistant Minority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., offered several arguments against Republican efforts to pass a tax bill during an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, including the impact of the deduction for state and local taxes and its effects on the balance of federal revenues and spending. But one criticism was procedural, echoing earlier Democratic complaints that Republican bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act had been crafted behind closed doors and without normal steps such as committee hearings. “And let me tell you, there is a reason why this plan has been prepared in secret, …

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