Days after the Senate announced the details of their version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the real work began: marking it up. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), as Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, has released the "Chairman’s Mark" to the Act. The "Chairman's Mark" describes proposed changes to the plan. Here are some of the highlights which affect individual taxpayers and small businesses:We currently have seven (7) tax brackets: 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35%, and 39.6%.
When it comes to tax reform efforts, there's one thing that Republicans and Democrats can both agree on: it's expensive. As Senate leaders search for ways to make the numbers work, Republicans believe they might have a solution. Although there was no mention of Obamacare repeal in either of the House or Senate original plans, Republicans now plan to include language to repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate .
Senate Republican leaders have now released their version of a tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. You can review the Senate's bill here and you can review the first version of the House bill here. (Links will download as a pdf). You can read my summary of the House plan here. It would appear that there's still some work to be done to reconcile the Senate and House bills.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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