Politics

DONE DEAL: McConnell Says GOP HAS THE VOTES to Pass Tax Bill

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.04.17

The White House and top GOP lawmakers believe they have the votes necessary to pass the most significant overhaul of the nation’s tax code in decades; with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell telling reporters, “We have the votes.”

According to Fox News, Republican legislators have reached the 50-vote threshold –the minimum needed to pass the proposed bill- but are actively pursuing more support from fellow colleagues to ensure the legislative victory.

The announcement comes as key GOP Senators who were initially skeptical of the proposal threw their support behind the bill; including Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake, and Ron Johnson.

“Republican Senators are working hard to pass the biggest Tax Cuts in the history of our Country. The Bill is getting better and better. This is a once in a generation chance. Obstructionist Dems trying to block because they think it is too good and will not be given the credit!” President Trump tweeted Friday morning.

If passed, the proposed legislation would provide a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s outdated and overly-complicated tax; reducing the income tax brackets for individuals and slashing the corporate tax rate to “unleash” American businesses.

The bill is expected to move to the Senate floor Friday afternoon.