The House didn’t vote Nov. 30 on a year-end tax bill that had been expected to go to the floor by that time, hurting the odds for the package moving forward this year at all.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) had previously said that a vote was possible as early as Nov. 30, but the bill wasn’t included in the voting schedule sent out the night before by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) office.

Brady...