Senate Approves GOP Tax Cut and Reform Bill 51-48, Sends Bill To House For Final Vote
By Fox News // December 20, 2017
House Vote scheduled for Wednesday
ABOVE VIDEO: The U.S. Senate passed the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades early Wednesday, all but ensuring the bill will soon become law.
(FOX NEWS) – The U.S. Senate passed the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades early Wednesday, all but ensuring the bill will soon become law.
The vote also likely helped hand President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans a major year-end legislative triumph.
The final vote, shortly before 1 a.m. EST, was 51-48, with no Democrats voting in favor of the bill and all Republicans supporting it.
Only U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who had announced his support for the bill earlier this month, was not present for the vote. His office said he “looks forward to returning to Washington in January” as he recovers from brain cancer treatment.
The United States Senate just passed the biggest in history Tax Cut and Reform Bill. Terrible Individual Mandate (ObamaCare)Repealed. Goes to the House tomorrow morning for final vote. If approved, there will be a News Conference at The White House at approximately 1:00 P.M.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2017
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ABOVE VIDEO: House passed the Tax Cut and Reform Bill early Tuesday. House will have a final vote on the bill Wednesday.