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Senate Passes Budget To Be Used For Tax Reform Vehicle

Law360, Washington (October 19, 2017, 10:43 PM EDT) -- Senate Republicans beat back dozens of Democratic amendments to the vehicle for tax reform before passing it Thursday, voting down attempts to keep tax cuts away from the highest earners and prevent tax hikes on the middle class, among other measures.

As part of a marathon vote session Thursday, Republicans largely held together, voting 51-49 to approve the fiscal year 2018 budget, which calls for a tax reform plan that could add as much as $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over 10 years. Senate leaders...
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