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The Daily Countable: Tax Reform Moves Forward

by Countable | 11.16.17

Greetings, Folks.

It's been a busy day on the tax reform front in Congress ― let's get you caught up.

One Big Thing

  • The Senate Finance Committee is continuing to debate amendments to its version of the GOP tax reform plan. A committee vote is expected before the end of the week, and we'll bring you the details once they've wrapped up their work. (One thing that's in the bill: a temporary tax cut for makers of beer, wine, and liquor. Cheers!)

On the Radar

  • Speaking of taxes, the House passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today on a 227-205 vote. The Senate's bill is likely to look very different by the time it gets a vote, meaning that there will have to be a conference committee to reconcile the differences between the two bills before it can be signed into law.

  • Roy Moore, the embattled GOP candidate in Alabama's special election for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is continuing to resist calls to withdraw from the race. That has led some Senate Republicans to say that he should be expelled from the Senate if elected because of alleged sexual misconduct with minors.

Under the Radar

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC

  • The president will receive his daily intelligence briefing in the morning before hosting NCAA National Championship teams from around the country.

  • In the afternoon, the president will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence before meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The House of Representatives: Out

  • The House will return on Tuesday, November 28.

The Senate: Out

  • The Senate will return on Monday, November 27.



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