The House Budget Committee is planning a Feb. 27 hearing on the 2017 tax law and its effect on the budget and families, according to two aides.

  • The hearing is part of an effort by the Democratic majority in the House to refocus attention on the new tax law, as they push to change some of its provisions
  • Scheduled witnesses include Caroline Bruckner, managing director of American University’s Kogod Tax Policy Center; William Gale, co-director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; and Chye-Ching Huang, director of federal fiscal policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; an additional witness will be announced later
  • A House Ways and Means Subcommittee held a similar hearing earlier this month, giving Democrats a chance to criticize the law; the panel discussed the smaller tax refunds so far this filing season and the tax law’s cap on state and local tax deductions