House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday the Senate passage of the tax bill on schedule proves the overhaul can be done this year.
Senate Republicans narrowly passed their plan early Saturday, moving the GOP and President Donald Trump a set closer cutting rates for businesses and individuals.
“It happened on the timeline we said it would, McCarthy said in an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
The Senate and House must now reconcile their versions of the legislation. The House passed its bill last month.
“There are differences in this bill, but there are not that great of differences,” McCarthy said. “We can work and have it done this year.”
“I’d like to do it faster,” McCarthy added.
McCarthy said he credits Trump and Senate GOP leadership for passage. The president “put a lot of time and effort in,” the California Republican said.