Tax reform will be harder than health care reform, Corker says

Getting congressional approval for a major tax reform plan is likely to be even more difficult than repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said this week.

In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday, Corker said he is hopeful the GOP-controlled Congress can fulfill the pledge of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party to bring down America's corporate tax rate more in line with the rest of the world and to approve other pro-growth tax policies.

But Corker said to avoid adding to the budget deficit, the tax base will have to be broadened. Each tax break removed from the tax code is likely to generate opposition, he said.

"Personally, I think tax reform is harder than health care," Corker said.