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US House passes budget blueprint, moves step closer to Trump's tax cut plan

The White House and Republican congressional leaders unveiled a broad outline of the tax proposal last month

Reuters  |  Washinton 

The US House of Representatives took a key step on Thursday to pave the way for deep tax cuts sought by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders, but major hurdles remained as Trump seeks his first significant legislative achievement. The Republican-controlled House, overcoming last-minute resistance from some lawmakers in their own ranks as well as united Democratic opposition, voted 216-212 to pass a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year, a measure that will make approval of an eventual tax bill easier in the Senate. Trump, who promised major tax cuts as a candidate ...

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 23:16 IST