If you haven’t caught this in this way this story is running in the Senate ?….Stop and look….
The House tax cut bill is a straight out screw the poor and middle class period….
The Senate bill has little to do with the House bill….
Because there are reports that in their haste to get SOMETHING, excuse me…..ANYTHING passed in the next 30 days or so?
They are making promises to EACH senator they need….
HTF is this gonna work when the final vote from BOTH houses of congress needs to be made?….
The budget bill is probably gonna be connected to the tax bill…Democrats HAVE to be in on THAT vote….
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said early Thursday that she expects legislation to lower health-care premiums to pass Congress before senators take a final vote on a $1.5 trillion tax reform bill that would repeal ObamaCare’s individual mandate….
McConnell promises Collins tax bill won’t lead to Medicare cut
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is promising the GOP tax bill, which is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next decade, will not result in cuts to Medicare next year.
McConnell offered the vow to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a key swing vote, during a Wednesday meeting in his office….
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) said he is encouraging his colleagues to join him in blocking spending legislation if the legal status of “dreamers” isn’t resolved, the Washington Postreports.
“Durbin has repeatedly said in recent months that Congress needs to resolve the status of dreamers by the end of the year, but he is now the highest-ranking Democratic senator to raise the specter of a government shutdown sparked by an impasse over immigration… Durbin’s position is shared by at least four members of his caucus — Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).”
Right Now.?….This dog thinks there is a LESS than 50% chance there will be a new tax cut law come next year….
Senator Collins wants more folks….
A Senate Republican holdout on the GOP tax overhaul says she still has problems with the legislation.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says, “I have a lot of concerns that I’m trying to fix.” She spoke to reporters Thursday at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.
She says it would be “very problematic for me” and hard for her to vote for the bill if it still includes elimination of the federal deduction for state and local taxes….