UNDO EVERYTHING: Tax Vote Hits Procedural Snag, House Forced To REVOTE On It

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to have to revote on the GOP tax reform bill that it passed on Tuesday after the Senate ruled that three provisions in the bill did not comply with Senate budget rules.

The House is expected to revote on the tax reform bill on Wednesday while the Senate is still expected to vote on the bill Tuesday night after striking the provisions from the legislation, Politico reported.

Following the House vote, which passed 227-203, President Donald Trump praised Republican leaders for getting the bill passed, which gave Trump his first major legislative win since taking office earlier this year.

Politico notes that the blunder is a major embarrassment for Republicans, who celebrated after the bill passed, and is likely to play into the hands of the Democrats who claim that the Republicans are pushing the bill too fast and say that it is a “recipe for chaos.”

The bill is not only a major accomplishment for Trump, it is also a major achievement for House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has had his sights set on tax reform for years.

“This is a day I have looked forward to for a very long time,” he said on the House floor. “Today is about how much better things can be: more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks. Faster growth and real upward mobility. A strong economy that makes all of us stronger.”


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