The House passed tax reform legislation Thursday by a vote of 227-205, with 13 Republicans voting against the bill, as the Senate Finance Committee continued debating and marking up a significantly different version of the bill. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has tax rates of zero, 12, 25 and 35 percent, along with a rate of 39.6 percent for high-income taxpayers. The bill roughly doubles the standard deduction from $6,350 to $12,000 for individuals and $12,700 to $24,000 for married couples.
The passage in the House of Representatives of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brings the tax reform process closer to completion – but not necessarily any closer to success. While the House and Senate are following broadly similar approaches to reform, the specific differences between the House legislation (see “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passes the House”) and the bill the Senate is expected to vote on in the week after Thanksgiving could still prove insurmountable.
With few days left in the legislative calendar this year, both the House and Senate are moving to get their bills passed and into Conference Committee to allow enough time to work out a compromise bill before the end of the year – a goal that may be endangered by their cost, and the significant differences between them. The Senate began its markup process on November 13, with an updated chairman’s mark expected November 14.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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