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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) said the House GOP's tax bill puts a chunk of money back in families' pockets.

"This really helps put an infusion of cash by putting on average about $1200 back in the pockets of families," the House majority whip told Bret Baier on Wednesday.

On the corporate side, Scalise added, the bill will grow the economy and "make America competitive again." The jobs that the bill will bring back are "good middle-class jobs," he said.

"The bottom line is, this bill cuts taxes across the board," the congressman said, and the "biggest winners are hard-working families across America."

President Trump has been working "incredibly closely" with House Republicans on the tax bill, which they hope to have on his desk before Christmas, Scalise said.

House Democrats have come out swinging against the GOP bill, saying it will actually raise taxes for the middle class. But, Scalise said Democrats will have to answer for their opposition to the cuts.

Scalise also said he is confident the House can pass the tax bill if it includes the repeal of ObamaCare's individual mandate, as the Senate version does now.

The House has voted to repeal ObamaCare before, the congressman pointed out, while the Senate has failed to do so.


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