Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he expects tax reform will be a “heightened topic of conversation as we move into the next session of Congress starting next January.”
During a call hosted by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, Johnson said he’s “fairly certain that nothing will be finalized this year” because Congress will not be in session for much of the rest of 2016.
However, he predicted that there will be “great, substantive discussions about what we will do” in 2017.
Johnson said that “the American people are oppressed under our current tax system.”
He expressed his support for the House Ways and Means Committee’s tax-reform efforts as well as a bill that would terminate the current tax code in 2019 and spur Congress to create a new one.