Senate Republicans today sent reporters from outside the Beltway on a desperate scavenger hunt for the PDF of the summary of their tax bill proposal.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, unveiled the summary at a press briefing together with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.
At press time (about 7 p.m. EST), however, Senate Republican bill supporters did not seem to have posted a copy of either the bill or the summary on the web in any easy-to-find location.
C-SPAN posted a copy of what appears to be the summary PDF here.
The Senate bill summary does not appear to include descriptions of the kinds of provisions in H.R. 1, the House version of the bill, that could have a big effect on life insurance company earnings, but the drafters of the House bill did not include any information about those types of provisions in their bill summary, either.
The Senate Republicans say they would continue retirement savings programs like the 401(k) program, but they do not give any details about the terms under which they would continue those programs.
The Senate Republicans seem to be keeping the same bill name the House is using for H.R. 1: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Here are other four key provisions described in the Senate bill summary that might be of interest to agents who sell life insurance, health insurance or annuities.
1. Income Brackets
The Senate Republicans would create seven income brackets, with tax rates for the brackets ranging from zero to 38.5%.