Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Senate passes tax bill, pushing it closer to Trump's desk

This is a "huge" legislative win for President Trump! 
The Hill reports the Senate approved the Republican tax-cut bill in a 51-48 vote on Wednesday morning, inching closer to finishing off the first major legislative victory of President Trump’s tenure.

The party-line Senate vote came hours after the House on Tuesday approved the sweeping legislation in a 227-203 vote.

The Senate vote was briefly interrupted by protesters, who were removed from the Senate chamber after yelling at senators from the gallery, including chants of "kill the bill don't kill us" and "you're fired."

One protester specifically called out GOP Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), urging him to save the Affordable Care Act. 

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was also on the Senate floor during the vote, with several GOP senators going up to talk with him and shake his hand.

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