Published: Sun, December 03, 2017
World | By Camille Rivera

Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill

Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill

The Senate will now enter into negotiations with the U.S. House to reconcile the two versions of tax reform that were passed.

The bill's passage in the senate was its biggest obstacle, but Republicans still have some work to do before it officially becomes U.S. law.

"We have the votes", he told reporters. One key choke point on a spending bill is obviously the Senate, where Democratic support will be necessary to overcome what will otherwise be a 60-vote threshold for passage.

Republican leaders can afford two defections from their 52-member conference to pass the legislation under fast-track rules, assuming no Democrats support it.

"It's clear this bill's net effect on our economy would be positive", McCain said in a statement.

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Among the changes reportedly being considered to raise $350 billion in revenue and secure the votes of the deficit hawks are alternative minimum taxes for wealthy individuals and large corporations, according to The Hill.

The original Senate bill wouldn't have allowed the property tax deductions.

Drilling in the refuge has always been a contentious issue, pitting environmentalists against those who want to increase domestic oil production. Instead, he said he wants another trigger to prompt more tax decreases if revenues come in greater than planned. Perhaps most significantly, nearly all of the Senate bill's tax cuts for individuals expire after seven years as a budget gimmick to reduce the bill's cost.

It ends the state-and-local tax (SALT) deduction, upon which many CT taxpayers depend.

Connecticut Democrats lashed out at the prospect of Senate approval of the GOP tax bill, which would represent a huge win for President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Holdout Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who asked GOP leaders for multiple changes to the bill, has not yet committed to supporting it.

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The House bill, meanwhile, would tax the value of tuition waivers for graduate students employed as teaching and research assistants, dramatically hiking taxes on a modestly compensated workforce.

Congress' nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation has said the bill's reductions for many families would be modest and said by 2027, families earning under $75,000 would on average face higher, not lower, taxes.

The Senate and House bills lower the corporate rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. Johnson's support came after negotiating an improved treatment for pass-through entities, which account for about 95 percent of US businesses. Pass-through income would still get taxed at individual tax rates, but those business owners would have the deduction. He has been noncommittal about his support, even with the change secured by Daines.

The Republican effort is the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code in three decades.

Without the state-and-local tax deduction, a middle-class family in MS or Texas could see lower taxes through a doubling of the standard deduction from $12,000 to $24,000 for couples. The tax cuts for individuals would expire in 2026 while the corporate tax cuts would be permanent. But Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, told reporters Friday there was not yet an agreement on DACA, only a deal to include Flake in the discussions.

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