The Associated Press HATCH SPEAKS: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Monday.

The Associated Press HATCH SPEAKS: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Monday.

Senators consider automatic tax hikes if revenue falls short

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER MARCY GORDON The Associated Press
This article was published November 28, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON-- Senate Republicans are considering a trigger that would automatically increase taxes if their sweeping legislation fails to generate as much revenue as they expect. It's an effort to mollify deficit hawks who worry that tax cuts for businesses and individuals will add to the nation's already mounting debt.

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