The House Votes on Tax Plan Reaching Controversial Result Leaving the Senate to Vote Next.
The Republican House on Thursday easily passed a bill that would overhaul the US tax code, putting the GOP a step closer to fulfilling one of their main campaign promises.
The bill was approved by a vote of 227-205, with no Democrats voting for the bill and 13 Republicans opposing the legislation.
“Passing this bill is the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy, to restore opportunity and help these middle income families who are struggling,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in an impassioned pep talk before the vote.
The Senate, meanwhile, is working on its own version of the plan.
The House tweeted right afterward:
And immediately afterwards: