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Hassan on Tax Plan: Bipartisan Support Possible for 'Meaningful' Reform

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Peter Biello
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NHPR

Senator Maggie Hassan says she's still working toward bipartisanship, even as the Senate GOP tax reform bill gets closer to a vote.

She says much of the process has been happening behind closed doors.  But she and other Democrats have been reaching out to Republicans and advocating for a return to regular order and hearings on the floor.

"You know, frankly, we think if we had a true bipartisan process that involved hearings and bringing in experts so we could understand the way various ideas would affect real people and small businesses, then we could in fact develop a bipartisan tax reform plan and there are many of us who think there might be 60 or 70 votes for that," she says.

Hassan says she hears bipartisan support for meaningful tax reform.

Peter Biello is the host of All Things Considered and Writers on a New England Stage at New Hampshire Public Radio. He has served as a producer/announcer/host of Weekend Edition Saturday at Vermont Public Radio and as a reporter/host of Morning Edition at WHQR in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Cori finds stories, works with reporters, and helps shape coverage of news, trends and issues in the state. She joined NHPR in 2017 after living on the west coast of Scotland for a few years, where she did freelance reporting and community projects. Before that, she worked for 10 years at WUNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, much of that time as a producer and editor of The Story.

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