Senate paves the way for tax reform by passing a budget

(Worthy News) – The Senate passed a 2018 budget resolution late Thursday that will serve as the vehicle for comprehensive tax reform, the Republican Party’s top legislative goal.

The measure passed 51-49, setting the stage for what will likely be a GOP-only push for tax reform in the coming weeks. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was the lone “no” GOP vote against the budget, and announced his opposition earlier in the week to protest $43 billion added to an overseas war fund.

But other Republicans cheered the result and said it lets them move quickly toward a tax bill. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]