House Republicans seeking to strike the medical device tax must stray from "the regular order" and ensure support in the Senate before sending the upper house a repeal bill, according to members of the House's powerful Ways & Means Committee.
Opponents of the medical device tax can no longer rely on "the regular order" to score a win, according to Republicans on the House of Representatives' powerful Ways & Means committee.
Member of the House are working on a "prearranged" agreement with the U.S. Senate in order to work out the details of a repeal bill before it comes to a vote in the House, a handful of Reps said during radio interviews this month.
House GOPers are looking for ways to ensure that the Senate and Majority Leader Harry Reid don't "hijack" a medical device tax repeal bill as it passes between houses. That means generating behind-the-scenes support for the measure before any voting takes place, according to the Reps.