Paul Ryan said tax reform would be done by opening day of gun deer hunting season. He made it with days to spare

In his longterm push to pass tax reform legislation this year, House Speaker Paul Ryan had taken aim at a clear deadline.

As early as June, the Wisconsin Republican was assuring proponents his “personal goal” was “to get it done before gun deer season.” And he did. For Wisconsinites, opening day of gun season on deer — a tradition as sacred as Packer Sundays — falls on Saturday, Nov. 18, this year. In other words, with the passage of the bill on Thursday, Ryan cut it close but still managed to hit his target.

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