US Senate adopts Republican tax bill

US Senate adopts Republican tax bill

President Trump is expected to hold a news event to discuss the bill's passage later today at the White House.

"We don't believe you have to settle for anemic growth, flat wages and fewer jobs", Cornyn said.

Mr. Trump thanked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, inviting both GOP leaders to speak.

The President-to-be was cheered by the wealthy crowd as he reportedly tucked into a $36 burger and promised them a tax cut.

It remained unclear Thursday how exactly Ryan meant to pass the CR in the House - whether by Republican votes only or with support from Democrats.

White House officials said the president might wait until the new year if Congress did not approve a provision waiving automatic spending cuts as part of a government funding bill to prevent a shutdown. The Senate had passed it 51-48 in the early hours of the day.

The House of Representatives has passed the tax reform bill to agree with changes made by the Senate with a final vote tally of 224-201.

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The Republican tax bill will slash income tax rates across the board, but the middle class will experience the greatest tax cuts.

Republicans in the U.S. Congress, while celebrating a major tax bill victory, on Wednesday worked behind the scenes to figure out a way to keep the federal government operating beyond midnight Friday when Washington funding expires.

An email from the organization Fulfilling the Promise of Opportunity stated, "As a nonprofit umbrella of almost 170 human services providers in New York City, we are deeply concerned about the disproportionate and adverse impact the tax legislation passed by Congress today will have on the New York City and State budgets, as well as charitable donations, upon which our members and the communities they serve rely on for critical programs and services". The catch, of course, was that the Democrats had paved a path for Republicans to muster up a tax bill.

"For some reason we don't really understand very well, over the last 30 years, the link between corporate profits and workers wages has been broken in the United States and that means that the corporations and their shareholders keep more of their profits, including their after tax profits and workers get less", Mr Gleckman says. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for their push for an increase to the Child Tax Credit. Instead, they added to the bill a stealth repeal of a key piece of Obamacare and a provision allowing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They have undermined scorekeepers such as the Congressional Budget Office and the professional staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation because they did not like what these nonpartisan institutions said about their plans.

Although Ivanka Trump told Fox & Friends on Thursday she's "really looking forward to doing a lot of traveling in April when people realize the effect" of the tax bill, the only thing that will be different by then is the income tax.

Delaying action on three bills - two that would help stabilize the online markets set up under Obamacare to help individuals obtain insurance and another that would reauthorize a children's health program - sets up fresh battles over healthcare in Congress early next year.

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