GOP leaders in the House are testing whether rank-and-file Republicans will support a stopgap funding measure to keep the government open that also would delay some Obamacare taxes and provide money for a children’s health insurance program, lawmakers said.
House Republicans passed the most extensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years—hours after the Senate passed the legislation—handing President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory.
A pivotal moment in the Republican party’s drive for tax overhaul legislation came in September, when two GOP senators agreed that tax cuts could add $1.5 trillion to deficits over 10 years, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine, a key vote on legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code, said she’s confident agreements she sought as part of her support will be kept but hasn’t made a final decision about the measure.
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