Pres. Trump Promotes Economic Potential of Tax Bill, Says Support is 'Great'

29 November, 2017, 00:23 | Author: Essie Rivera
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Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate, meaning they can only lose two dissenters, with Vice President Mike Pence poised to vote for the changes in the event of a 50-50 tie.

Public polling on the Republican tax plan is almost as bad as the polling on Obamacare repeal bills: More than half of voters disapprove of the tax plan, while just 25% support it, according to a Quinnipiac poll from earlier this month.

But Republican Senate leaders, handicapped by their narrow two-vote advantage over Democrats, still lacked the votes to ensure that a bill that could be sent to the Senate floor as early as Wednesday can pass.

In another tweet as he returned to Washington from his Thanksgiving holiday at his oceanfront resort along the Atlantic Ocean in Florida, Trump said, "Senate Republicans will hopefully come through for all of us".

"Think of sitting there with a Rubik's cube trying to get to 50 [votes]", the Kentucky Republican told reporters.

Ten months into his presidency, Trump is looking for passage of his first significant piece of legislation.

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Schumer tried to stoke Republican jitters that the tax bill could turn out to be a long-term political liability by warning that massive legislation passed in haste rarely worked out well for the American people.

Collins may also insist on eliminating the bill's repeal of the Obamacare mandate that most individuals get insurance or pay a penalty.

Republicans are struggling to win over resistant GOP senators to a sweeping tax bill that President Donald Trump and their party have set as a vital political goal.

Senator Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, pushed to change the way pass-through businesses would be treated by increasing a proposed 17.4 percent deduction for pass-through business income to at least 20 percent.

"With just a few changes, some mathematical, the middle class and job producers can get even more in actual dollars and savings and the pass through provision becomes simpler and really works well!"

Under the budget process Republicans are using to pass the tax bill without Democratic votes, the Budget Committee was tasked with combining the Finance Committee's tax measure with the Alaska drilling proposal from the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Afterward, Collins said Trump and other GOP leaders agreed to the property tax provision. The measure has already sailed through the House.

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