Senate Republicans shove tax bill ahead as Democrats fume

Senate Republicans of the United States pushed forward the bill of the tax cut as proposed by US President Donald Trump on Tuesday in an abrupt manner and the partisan committee vote that set up a full vote by the Senate as soon as Thursday, although some details of the measure remained unsettled. As the disabled protesters shouted to kill the bill and not us in a Capitol Hill hearing room, the Senate Budget Committee without any kind of discussion approved the legislation very quickly on a 12 - 11 party-line vote which resulted in leaving the Democrats fuming.

The members of the Republican committee quickly left the room after the vote as Democrats complained about a lack of discussion on a bill which would overhaul the tax code of the United States and add an estimated 1.4 trillion dollars to the national debt of about 20 trillion dollars over 10 years. After the vote was over, Donald Trump told reporters that he thinks they are going to get it passes and added that there would a few adjustments made in the bill. The Republicans are hurrying to move forward their complex tax legislation in the hope of avoiding the protracted infighting that doomed their effort for repealing Obamacare about four months prior.

Since the time that Donald Trump took office in January, he and fellow Republicans came in command of both chambers of Congress and have approved no major legislation which is actually a fact that they want to change before facing voters in the congressional elections of the year 2018. If the Senate approves its tax measure later this week, it would need to be reconciled with a previous version that is already approved by the House of Representatives before anything could be sent to the White House for Trump to sign into law.

Republican leaders conceded that they had yet to round up the votes that were required for getting it passed in the Senate, where they hold a very narrow majority of 52-48 'It's a challenging exercise,' The Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said at a news conference. The Democrats have called the tax plan of the Republicans as a giveaway to corporations and the rich. The Senate bill would cut the rate of the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from the currently existing rate of 35 percent after the delay of one year.

December 16, 2017 - 04:01
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