The House Republican leadership plans to introduce rule changes that would make it harder for Congress to pass tax increases or close tax loopholes.

Republicans, who are taking over the majority in the House on Wednesday, have proposed a series of rule changes that they plan to make. They include changes in the so-called “pay-as-you-go,” or “pay-go,” rules that the Democratic leadership had put in place in the previous Congress. That rule required that all new spending or tax cuts be paid for with corresponding tax increases, the closing of tax loopholes, or spending cuts.

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