New Poll: Americans Think CHIP Authorization Is More Pressing Than Tax Reform

Route Fifty: House lawmakers are preparing to vote Thursday on tax reform legislation, moving one step closer to a massive overhaul of the U.S. tax system. Republican leaders have made it clear that this item is their No. 1 priority as the 2017 congressional calendar draws to a close.

Americans, however, don't seem to feel the same way.

According to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, only 28 percent of Americans see tax reform as the top priority for President Trump and Congress, while 62 percent believe the focus should be on reauthorizing the Children's Health Insurance Program—the funding for which expired on Sept. 30—and 61 percent believe the executive and legislative branches should prioritize funding the recovery efforts in hurricane-affected areas.

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