McCain said he would vote for the bill Thursday evening.
“It’s the largest tax decrease in the history of our country by far”, Trump said during a fundraiser in NY on Saturday morning.
Even though the bill looks to be headed toward being passed by the Senate on Friday, the House and Senate still need to agree on the same legislation. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, who calls the growing debt a national security threat, joined Democrats in opposing the bill.
Corker, meanwhile, appeared subdued following the Cruz confrontation Thursday night and after other Republican senators lined up behind the bill without new provisions to shrink the deficit.
Mr Trump wants that to happen before the end of the year, allowing him and his Republicans to score their first major legislative achievement of 2017, despite controlling the White House, the Senate and the House since he took office in January.
The measure must be reconciled with a version the House passed last month.
During his speech Saturday, the president argued that unified opposition from Democrats to the bill could be used against them in the midterms.
“I can’t believe this is real, a tax break for private jet owners”, Roberto Ferdman, a correspondent at Vice, said in a tweet with more than 15,000 retweets as of Saturday morning. They had planned to include in the bill a “fiscal trigger” that would raise taxes if economic growth fell short of forecasts or budget deficits exceeded expectations.
Trump, the master brander, also discussed his preference for using the phrase “tax cuts” instead of “tax reform” to win over the public. “But I do. I actually think it’s a wonderful institution”, Toomey said.
The TCJA language is meant to clarify the discrepancy and ensure that the ticket tax is not applied to private flights. And I said to my guys. “While we are still working to finalize the details, I am encouraged by our discussions”.
Congress’ nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation has said the bill’s reductions for many families would be modest and by 2027, families earning under $75,000 would on average face higher, not lower, taxes. In the original Senate bill, the excise tax applied to schools with endowments larger than $250,000 per student.
Senate Republican leaders wrangled with the last few GOP holdouts Thursday as they pushed toward passing the first major rewrite of the nation’s tax code in more than three decades, a package that would impact rich and the poor as well as businesses big and small.
Senate Republicans defeated a push by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer to delay consideration of the sweeping GOP tax bill until Monday.
After months of negotiations and false starts, Republicans finally seem prepared to pass their most sweeping rewrite of the USA tax code in three decades. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., earlier Friday said they would back the bill after securing further tax relief for pass-through businesses.
Daines reached an agreement with leadership to raise the amount of pass-through income business owners can deduct.