‘Twas the night before Taxmas, when all through the House (and Senate),
All the members were stirring, in tax policy doused;
The opening statements were drafted eloquently with care,
In hopes that the conference committee would soon be there;

Hardworking Americans were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of bigger paychecks danced in their heads;
Following 41 committee hearings, member listening sessions, and legislation passed,
The time for tax reform is now, public support amassed.

The nation’s capital on the breast of a new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of a fresh start to friends and exaggerated foes.
Then, to our wondering eyes should appear,
A comprehensive tax overhaul by the end of the year.

When, there on the 1986 tax code, there arose such a clatter,
Many sprang from their desks to see what was the matter.
Away to their employers they flew like a flash,
Hoping they’d soon go home with $1,182 more in cash.

Now, Brady! Now, Nunes! Now, Roskam, Noem, and Black!
On, Bishop! On Young! On, Upton and Shimkus—and the senators, the whole pack!
To HC-5! To the conference committee meeting! To the congressional hall!
Now negotiate away! Not for one American, but for all!

So tomorrow at 2 p.m., on speaker.gov/live, tune in,
For the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference meeting, live-streamed from within;
When we’ll hear them exclaim, the representatives and senators fighting this fight:
More jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks to all, and to all a good night!”