The GOP is trying to build a majority in the House by getting conservative voters to turn out and vote in 2018.
So far, that hasn’t worked, and now it looks like it might not.
On Tuesday, Republican leaders will vote on a bill to extend a temporary payroll tax break to people who are not eligible for unemployment benefits.
It was originally introduced last week by Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS).
It has since been revised and passed on the House floor by an overwhelming margin.
It has already passed the Senate.
The bill passed the House on a party-line vote of 338 to 185, which is a substantial swing.
That would be a clear rebuke of Huelska’s own amendment, which failed to get a vote.
But Huelskans amendment, introduced by his Democratic counterpart, failed to even make it to the House Floor.
The Senate has a much narrower majority, and it’s possible that the House could vote to end the temporary payroll deduction, which would have made it easier for Americans to earn enough money to cover their basic needs.
If the House votes to end that provision, Republicans would be able to pass a tax bill that would make the deduction permanent, and most Americans would not have to take it up again in the future.
It’s possible the House will vote to extend the temporary relief for a second time, this time extending it for three years.
Republicans also hope to pass another tax bill to offset the costs of Obamacare.
That is expected to pass the House with the help of a Republican filibuster, which could put the GOP in control of both the Senate and the White House.
The plan could also end up in the Senate Finance Committee, which Republicans control.
Republicans have a large majority in both the House and Senate, so the party could use the committees power to make any tax bill they want to go to the president’s desk.
But Republicans also have a majority on the Senate floor, so it’s unlikely that they’ll be able get enough votes to pass anything.
The House’s vote on Huelsack’s bill could be a signal that the party is ready to move on.
But the bill itself is not a huge win for Republicans, and there are a few things the House needs to do to make the tax bill better.
First, it needs to include enough tax breaks to cover everyone.
That means ending the temporary deduction, making the tax code more progressive, and creating new taxes to offset it.
Republicans can also make changes to the bill to help lower- and middle-income families, like a new child tax credit.
Those are all good ideas, and they should be considered.
The second thing the House should do is to stop the House from repealing Obamacare.
The GOP’s tax plan, as proposed, would leave many Americans uninsured.
A big reason that Republicans wanted to repeal the law is because it was a huge drag on the economy, causing the unemployment rate to rise and causing the economy to slow down.
That drag has receded slightly over the past year, but it still remains high.
The tax plan could make it easier to get people back to the workforce, but the GOP’s failure to make good on that promise could hurt the party’s chances in 2018 and beyond.
Republicans are now in a position to win the House, but that’s a difficult task.
That doesn’t mean the party will do it.