The Senate panel charged with overseeing taxes will wade into tax reform next week with a hearing featuring former Treasury officials.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Finance Committee, said he was calling the hearing to discuss "comprehensive" tax reform and to explore the "tough decisions" involved in such an effort.

The hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, would be the committee's first. The Small Business Committee held a tax reform hearing in June.

Hatch and other congressional leaders are meeting with Trump administration officials to negotiate a broad outline for overhauling the tax code. Participants have said they hope to have a bill by early fall.

The Finance Committee would be tasked with working out the legislative language.

In preparation, Hatch last month asked businesses, interest groups, and others to email the committee with suggestions.

In the House, the Ways and Means Committee already has held hearings on different aspects of tax reform and is scheduled to have one this week on reform for small businesses.

Tuesday's Senate hearing will feature tax officials from the Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton administrations.