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House Republicans pressure leaders to repeal estate tax in conference tax bill

House Republicans pressure leaders to repeal estate tax in conference tax bill

Dozens of House Republicans will pressure their leadership Thursday morning to ensure a repeal of the estate tax stays in the final tax reform bill, since the Senate's version of the bill would not repeal it.

The letter was supported by House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows of North Carolina, and Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker, also of North Carolina.

The Republicans argued that the tax reform framework agreed to by President Trump and House and Senate leaders had promised estate tax repeal.

The Senate bill would double the estate tax exemption through 2025, but would not repeal it, one of the few departures by either chamber from the framework.

In 2015, the House voted to repeal the estate tax, through a bill sponsored by Brady.

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