US Senate passes historic tax reform in Trump win

US Senate Republicans passed landmark tax reform early Saturday, a critical step toward delivering a monumental legislative victory for President Donald Trump in his first year in office. 

AFP| Updated: Dec 02, 2017, 12:42 PM IST
US Senate passes historic tax reform in Trump win

US Senate Republicans passed landmark tax reform early Saturday, a critical step toward delivering a monumental legislative victory for President Donald Trump in his first year in office. 
After a marathon session, the chamber voted 51 to 49 in favor of the nation`s largest tax overhaul in 31 years, overcoming stubborn internal Republican resistance and dismissing Democrats angry over the last-minute, handwritten changes to the legislation.
The Senate version and one passed earlier this month by the House of Representatives must now be reconciled into a single bill, and approved again by both chambers before it makes it to the president`s desk for his signature.