(BIVN) – The talk on Capitol Hill is tax reform, as the GOP moves forward with a new plan in the U.S. Senate.
House Republicans have already pushed through their own version of a tax bill.
President Donald Trump wants to see the legislation come to his desk. But Democrats are sounding the alarm, saying the proposed cuts will favor the wealthy over the middle class.
On the front lines of the debate are Hawaii’s congressional delegation. Senator Brian Schatz opened a U.S. Senate Democrat video, live streamed Monday on Facebook, opposing the tax bill.
Senator Mazie Hirono stood alongside Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, to highlight just how devastating she says the proposed tax bill would be for working families across the country.
A little further down the road is the looming threat of a government shut down, if federal lawmakers cannot come to the table for a deal.