The House Ways and Means Committee had planned to hold the first of several tax reform hearings next Thursday, but it looks like the hearing will likely be delayed.
A hearing on the House Republicans' border-adjustment proposal to tax imports and exempt exports had been expected on April 27, according to a Democratic aide.
But under committee rules, hearings have to be announced one week ahead of time, and no hearing had been officially put on the books as of 8 p.m. Thursday.
Axios reported that staff were being informed that the hearing would be delayed.
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Tuesday Group co-chairman Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) have been closing in on a deal to make changes to the Republicans' healthcare bill, which was pulled from a planned vote in March. But it's unclear that the deal would actually be able to pass the House.
Congress will also have to pass a funding bill next week in order to avoid a government shutdown.
The Ways and Means Committee is planning to hold several tax reform hearings in the coming weeks. Republicans on the panel have been taking the lead on creating a tax reform bill that is based on a blueprint House Republicans released last year.
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin BradyMnuchin: Trump orders take aim at Dodd-Frank, tax regs Tax reform hearing appears to be delayed GOP under pressure as tax reform deadline slips MORE (R-Texas) said that the committee "will soon be announcing congressional hearings on our blueprint starting next week."
A spokeswoman for Brady said that the committee is working on scheduling tax reform hearings that will be held after the April recess.