MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Although many are hoping to capitalize on the momentum raised by the Senate’s recent non-binding vote to push repeal of the medical device tax, some insiders say that the House isn’t making much progress on the measure.
A medtech tax repeal bill may not make it on its own any time soon, but may hinge on a larger bill geared toward broader corporate tax reform, according to Roll Call’s anonymous sources.
"The House is not ready to send any tax vehicle to the Senate right now," an unnamed Republican lobbying told Roll Call.
The GOP-led House of Republicans is generally considered an easy win for opponents of the medical device tax as the chamber just last year approved a repeal bill with flying colors. Since the seating of a new Congress, previous movement on the device tax was effectively nullified, forcing repeal efforts to start anew.
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