Congressional leaders have named the conferees from the US House and the US Senate who will work to narrow differences between the two different tax reform bills. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) signaled he is open to discussing major changes to the bill in conference, including whether to hike the corporate tax rate to 22 percent from the current 20 percent in order to find revenue to pay for a more generous state and local tax deduction or possibly to kill off the corporate Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). There are a host of other issues to be ironed out as well, such as whether to increase the refundable child tax credit and pushing for full repeal of the estate tax. Congressional Republicans are still confident they can send a final tax bill to President Trumps desk by the end of the year and are looking to the conferees to resolve lingering differences in the bills.