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sen. rand paul plans amendment to gut aca in tax bill, testing gop unity

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sen. rand paul plans amendment to gut aca in tax bill, testing gop unity

sen. rand paul, r-ky., on tuesday said he planned to offer an amendment to the fast-moving tax cut that would repeal a key provision in the affordable care act, posing a major test for republicans as they try to secure a major legislative victory.his comments, made in a series of twitter posts, could spur the first major intraparty fight over the tax cut bill in the senate.paul also plans to propose allowing americans to deduct up to $10,000 in property taxes from their federal income, a change that senate gop leaders have so far rejected.paul said he would seek to amend a tax bill written by senate finance committee chairman orrin g. hatch, r-utah, "to repeal the individual mandate and provide bigger tax cuts for middle income taxpayers."president donald trump as recently as monday called on congress to include a similar change, though gop lawmakers have so far been lukewarm to the idea, worried that adding a health care change to a tax bill could splinter the party and cause the tax plan to collapse.several republicans earlier this year rejected the gop effort to repeal the affordable care act, with some saying there should be a bipartisan approach and others worried about the unintended consequences of a rapid change.adam beam republican u.s. sen. rand paul said monday he is returning to washington following an attack in his yard that left him with six broken ribs. "while i'm still in a good deal of pain, i will be returning to work in the senate today, r...