There was a lot of discussion by mostly Republican politicians saying that the tax code is way too long and everyone struggles with doing their taxes and wouldn't it be great if the tax code were much simpler?
Some reports have the old length as long as 70,000 pages. Slate made a correction (in this April 2014 piece) that it is actually only about 2,600 pages long. I found the tax code itself here (uscode.house.gov) and printed on 8.5x11 paper it comes to 6,290 pages.
This was a big deal for a lot of conservative supporters of the bill.
So how long is it, now that the Republicans have passed H.R.1, An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018 (formerly the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act)?