Congress approves last tax reform bill, handing the Trump of the year-end victory

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y optimistic before the final vote on the reform plan; Peter Doocy reports from Capitol Hill.

The house gave the final stamp of approval on Wednesday to a fundamental tax reform package, handing President Trump his first major legislative victory, and the majority of Americans a tax cut next year.

With a 224-201 house votes, the Congress sent the $1.5 trillion package of Trump’s Desk. The biggest rewrite of the federal tax code since the Reagan administration will usher in a steep discount for US companies, double trigger millions of families who claim to be its annual returns and a variety of other changes with effect in a matter of weeks.

We deliver HISTORIC tax relief for the American people!#TaxCutsandJobsAct

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2017

“This law means more net pay. It will be an incredible Christmas gift for the hard-working and said Americans” Trump during a Cabinet meeting moments before the vote.

During the bill’s house approval, earned earlier on Tuesday, had a Senate, it to send back for a final vote after Stripping out three provisions violated the chamber’s rules, in a last-minute glitch. Twelve Republicans once again overflowed Wednesday to vote with the Democrats in opposition.

President Trump is sitting in the White house with the speaker of the house of representatives, Paul Ryan, and Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell to talk taxes in the last month. The tax bill passed both the house and the Senate on Tuesday.


Although Democrats triumphed uniformly against the package, the White house and GOP leaders, vowing that the law would increase the draft, the downloads, once the taxpayers see the effect.


“It will give us better jobs, higher wages, bigger paycheck and a simplified system,” speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends”.

The Tax Policy Center estimates that 80 percent of taxpayers will see a tax cut next year.

Democrats sustained their vote against the bill – you have it called a “fraud” for the benefit of the rich – in the last moments. Protesters interrupted the vote in both chambers. While the Senate vote the night, they chanted “kill the bill, don ‘T kill us,” as Vice-President Pence called for repeatedly.

Vice President Pence on Capitol Hill before the Senate vote on the tax reform.


Pence does not have to serve as a tie-breaker, the bill passed the Senate on a 51-48 vote, only Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is recovering from brain cancer treatment, was not present for the vote.

The passage of the bill, shortly before the end of the year, and the looming congressional recess, Trumpf offers a long sought-after Capitol Hill victory, after repeated attempts, overhaul, ObamaCare could not in the face of internal Republican divisions, and the unified Democratic opposition. The tax bill contains a large rollback of the Affordable Care Act, the repeal require the individual mandate Americans to buy health insurance.

The changes to the tax system are to return for more.

The last bill – a combination of the previously passed house and Senate legislation would slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. It is the double standard deduction would be used by about two-thirds of U.S. households, to $24,000 for married couples. And the $ 1,000-per-child tax credit will double to $2,000., with up to 1,400 USD available in IRS refunds for families with debt who have little or no control

The corporate tax cut would be permanent, while tax benefits for individuals would expire in 2026.

The Trump administration requires a doubling of the standard would result in a deduction, to encourage even more families.

But those who lose itemize would be deductions for some.

The draft law would control a new $10,000 cap on the deduction, the assets of millions of use in connection with state and local income, and sales. It will also limit the mortgage would be the interest deduction, loans of up to $750,000, down from $1 million.

And it is a low, one-time tax on companies in overseas earnings, pushed them back money they have hidden in foreign countries.

At the same time, would the bill lower the top tax rate on individual and married filers from 39.6 percent to 37 percent. Further, there is a deduction for “pass-through” business would have a profit of 20 per cent. And it is the containment of the so-called inheritance tax.

These provisions and others fueled Democratic complaints that the legislation was skewed in favor of the corporations and the rich – while the expansion of the deficit.

On the House floor Tuesday, Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., Republicans mocked, saying passage of the bill would be a Christmas gift to the American people.

“I have never seen such intellectual dishonesty,” Sewell said Tuesday afternoon. “It has stolen more like the Grinch at Christmas.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Spoke in front of a huge sign reading, “#GOPTAXSCAM.”

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The bill would average for the first tax cuts for Americans across all income lines, but by 2027, it would average contributions for each earning increase up to $ 75,000, the most of the taxpayers, the Congress, the ” bipartisan tax analysts estimated Monday.

A separate study by the Tax Policy Center, a private, non-partisan group, found that the single tax would be reduced on average next year of $1,600. The ranged in the average of $60 for people earning under $25,000 to $7,640 for those making over $149,000. Those who earn in the top 1 percent over $733,000, would reductions, on average, a tax of $51,140.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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