Mitch McConnell: ‘We have the votes’

December 2, 2017

Congress_Taxes_12783.jpg-e2cc7_c0-298-4029-2647_s885x516Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he has enough votes to get the GOP’s $1.4 trillion-plus tax-cut plan across the finish line, as Republican holdouts gradually started to fall in line.

“We have the votes,” Mr. McConnell said as he walked into the chamber.

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who had expressed concerns about the bill’s effects on federal deficits, announced Friday he’d back the bill after securing an agreement to work on a solution for young illegal immigrants in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Steve Daines of Montana are also supporting the package after winning additional concessions for small businesses. Those changes could be paid for by increasing the planned tax rates on money parked offshore and brought back to the U.S.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • The Redhawk says:

    Well MITCH… FINALLY Now din;t screw it up between now nad when it gets to TRUMP for a SIGNATURE!!!!

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