Senate passes tax bill; House will revote on reconciled bill on Wednesday

Senate passes tax bill; House will revote on reconciled bill on Wednesday
Mitch McConnell

[Ed. – Next up: killing Obamacare and allowing actually affordable medicine to flourish again, as it did before we started messing with it.]

The Senate approved the Republican tax-cut bill in a 51-48 vote on Wednesday morning, inching closer to finishing off the first major legislative victory of President Trump’s tenure.

The party-line Senate vote came hours after the House on Tuesday approved the sweeping legislation in a 227-203 vote.

The Senate vote was briefly interrupted by protesters, who were removed from the Senate chamber after yelling at senators from the gallery, including chants of “kill the bill don’t kill us” and “you’re fired.”

One protester specifically called out GOP Sen. [score]Jeff Flake[/score] (R-Ariz.), urging him to save the Affordable Care Act. …

[T]he House will have to vote again on Wednesday to get the bill to the White House because of a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian that two provisions in the House-passed bill didn’t comply with budget rules that Republicans are using to prevent Democrats from mounting a filibuster.

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