By Molly K. Hooper - 05/17/14 06:00 AM EDT
Sen. Dan CoatsDan CoatsBipartisan gun measure survives test vote Senate panel advances nominee who Democrats blasted on Social Security Lobbying World MORE (R-Ind.) says tax reform will rank "very, very high" on the GOP's agenda if his party regains control of the upper chamber in November.
Coats, the most senior Republican senator on the bicameral Joint Economic Committee, concedes that it has been difficult to work with the White House on any issue, asserting that President Obama is "running a one-man band."
But should the Republicans pick up the six seats needed to regain the majority in the Senate, Coats believes Obama might work better with the GOP.