House Republicans Move to Lock in Tax Cuts


House Republicans announced legislation Monday to permanently lock in last year’s tax cuts, looking to remind voters of the surging economy — and the Republicans’ role in getting it there — in the weeks before the November elections.

The three bills have been dubbed Tax Reform 2.0. They would make good on President Trump’s repeated calls on Congress to go beyond the $1.5 trillion package he signed last year and give Americans more breaks.

The legislation would make permanent last year’s tax breaks for individuals, preventing them from facing a tax increase in eight years, while boosting incentives for retirement savings and giving more lenient tax …

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