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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) -- Republicans in Washington revealed the details of their huge national tax overhaul Friday in hopes to pass it by the end of the year.
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, said he is optimistic legislators will be able to pass the plan.
"The idea that we need to move forward with this has become a settled point," he said. "Because there had been some in the Senate saying quietly behind the scenes, 'Let's just do something real small, moderate kind of a 5 percent across the board cut and we'll pull this off and live to fight another day.'"
He said there were others who wanted to do something more.
"A lot of us were looking at it saying, 'This is our opportunity to go and be bold and straightforward with what we said we would do," Huizenga said.
He said tax reform has been an issue since he started campaigning for the position in 2010 and the day has arrived to resolve the problem.
Hear more from Huizenga on this Dec. 16, 2017 episode of "To The Point."