House Of Representatives Passes GOP Tax Scam 227-203

House Of Representatives Passes GOP Tax Scam 227-203

From The Washington Post:

The House of Representatives passed Republicans’ sweeping tax overhaul on Tuesday, sending the plan to the Senate and setting the stage for the bill to be signed by President Trump as early as this week.

The bill passed the House 227 to 203. All but 12 Republican members voted for the bill. Zero Democrats supported it.

Senate Republicans are planning to vote Tuesday night. Party leaders appeared to have sewn up the bill’s passage Friday when holdout Republican Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.) pledged their support.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is in Arizona battling brain cancer and is not expected to attend the vote, though he has said he supports the bill.

UPDATE: The House will have to hold a re-vote on the tax reform legislation because two provisions in the bill violated the rules governing the legislation. The Senate still plans on voting tonight and the House will vote again tomorrow.

According to The Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) quickly seized on the Senate parliamentarian’s ruling, saying “the House revote is the latest evidence of just how shoddily written the GOP tax scam really is.”