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GOP tax reform effort up against one hurdle after another

Tax reform is not going to be easy. Photo: Susan Walsh/AP

There's now a legitimate push by some Republicans to pass tax reform while keeping its health care efforts alive, despite concerns that this could seriously threaten the party's chances of passing any major legislation by the end of the year.

But that only adds to the long list of tax reform problems that Republicans are about to have to start solving, beginning with passing a 2018 budget. A framework for tax reform will be released today.