Senator McCain Gives Senate a Green Light on Tax Bill

Senator McCain Gives Senate a Green Light on Tax Bill

Senator McCain Gives Senate a Green Light on Tax Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its sweeping tax bill on November 16, and the Senate is expected to vote on its bill on December 1. Above, the Capitol on Thursday.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed on a vote of 51 to 49. Sen.

Trump told reporters at the White House before a trip to New York City that he would consider setting the corporate tax rate at 22 percent, compared to a 20 percent rate that he has pushed for with House and Senate Republicans during the fall.

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The plan sees a sharp cut in corporation tax, but a Senate committee finding has warned it would add $1tn (NZ$1451.59bn) to the budget deficit.

Scalise said he supports the individual mandate repeal, adding that he'd like to see ObamaCare repealed and replaced.

Blocked from including that provision because of the parliamentarian's ruling, Republican leaders delayed planned votes on the tax bill until Friday morning while they scramble for potential tax increases to offset the cost of their cuts.

However, Corker said he had told President Donald Trump in a phone call Friday that he would take a close look at the final version of the bill, expected to be produced by a House-Senate conference, before deciding how to vote on it. She said she anxious that repealing this fee would drive up insurance premium costs, canceling out gains from tax cuts that many constituents might get from the bill.

The final draft of the bill went through several changes in order to bring reluctant Republicans on board.

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Republicans have a two-seat Senate majority.

In a dramatic turn Thursday, Democrats forced a vote on whether to return the measure to the Senate Finance Committee so it could be rewritten to ensure smaller deficits.

Collins also got three amendments included in the tax bill, including one to keep the state and local property tax deduction of up to $10,000 from federal income tax. "There are some areas where we disagree", Scalise said on "Fox and Friends", pointing to agreement over cutting the corporate tax rate.

After the vote, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said his opponents would pay the price at the ballot box in mid-term elections next year. The bill was also overwhelmingly unpopular in USA opinion polls leading up to the vote.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that as many as 13 million people in the USA would become uninsured as a result of the repeal of the individual mandate. "The Republican party will never again be the party of tax cuts for middle-class people", he warned.

"Trickle-down economics did not work under Ronald Reagan, did not work under George W. Bush", independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who caucuses with Democrats, said. "You complain about process when you're losing and that's what you heard on the floor tonight".

Democrats were angry about the last-minute revisions, complaining that they had not been given enough time to digest the almost 500-page document, with handwritten changes to the legislation.

Regarding the impact of the bill on the deficit, McCain said the bill's net effect on the US economy would be positive.

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