Former US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich expressed his confidence that tax cuts can overcome obstacles in the Senate. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Speaking with Asia Times on Wednesday, former US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said that Senate rules would be changed to pass a tax bill if needed.

The statement from Gingrich comes amid speculation that passage of the proposed tax bill might be complicated by a Senate restriction known as the Byrd Rule. The rule allows Senators to block legislation that would significantly increase the deficit beyond a ten-year term during the Budget Reconciliation Process.

Gingrich expressed his confidence that such a rule would not present an insurmountable obstacle to the passage of such an important piece of legislation.