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Trump Pushes for Tax Overhaul as Key Senate Votes Loom

Trump Pushes for Tax Overhaul as Key Senate Votes Loom

Despite a few Senate Republicans voicing concerns about the bill, she said she is hopeful the Senate has enough votes to pass tax reform before the end of the year.

President Donald Trump forged important progress Tuesday in his effort to convince Republicans to unify and pass a huge tax bill that would represent his first significant legislative win and deliver on the Republican Party's monopoly on Washington power.

"It's a challenging exercise", McConnell said.

Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, who had been due to sit down with Trump and GOP leaders at the White House Tuesday, abruptly pulled out of the talks, blaming an early morning tweet in which the President said he saw no possible deal to reconcile their demands with his program.

The committee meeting was a dramatic moment for the bill, as the votes of at least two GOP senators were uncertain until they were cast.

Save My Care is already airing ads against 14 other House Republicans and aired a national broadcast ad last week urging senators to oppose the bill.

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Trump also went to the Capitol on Tuesday to meet with Senate Republicans to rally support for a sweeping tax bill. Republican leaders hope to hold a vote on final passage later this week. Most individual tax breaks provided in the Senate bill would expire to avoid creating a long-term deficit increase, while corporate reductions would be permanent.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME says she has won support to amend the Senate's sweeping tax bill allow homeowners to deduct at least a portion of their local property taxes on their federal tax returns. Lawmakers "alarmed" by EPA's science board changes MORE (Pa.), Patrick Meehan (Pa.), Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertMounting GOP retirements threaten House majority The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill The future lies in the Asia-Pacific MORE (Wash.) and Michael Turner (Ohio). The House would keep individuals' state and local property tax deduction, which the Senate bill would eliminate.

Repealing the mandate would free up more than $300 billion in government funding to help pay for tax cuts.

Democrats weren't included in the crafting of the tax overhaul legislation, and they have attacked it as benefiting big corporations and the wealthy.

Despite the Budget Committee moving the bill forward, the TCJA is not assured to pass on the broader Senate floor.


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