Trump touts 'big week for tax cuts' as Senate GOP nears critical vote

Trump touts 'big week for tax cuts' as Senate GOP nears critical vote

President Trump on Sunday touted GOP-backed tax-reform efforts as Senate Republicans look to pass legislation this week. 

"Back in D.C., big week for Tax Cuts and many other things of great importance to our Country. Senate Republicans will hopefully come through for all of us. The Tax Cut Bill is getting better and better. The end result will be great for ALL!" the president tweeted. 

 

 

Trump's tweet came shortly after he touched down in Washington after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Senate Republicans and the Trump administration are aiming to score their first legislative victory this week since taking control of Congress and the White House in January. 

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The president will head to Capitol Hill on Tuesday in an effort to push tax-reform legislation.

There are several Republicans in the Senate who have yet to say whether or not they will vote for the measure, including Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDemocrats search for 51st net neutrality vote Overnight Tech: States sue FCC over net neutrality repeal | Senate Dems reach 50 votes on measure to override repeal | Dems press Apple on phone slowdowns, kids' health | New Android malware found Overnight Regulation: Dems claim 50 votes in Senate to block net neutrality repeal | Consumer bureau takes first step to revising payday lending rule | Trump wants to loosen rules on bank loans | Pentagon, FDA to speed up military drug approvals MORE (Maine), Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerSenate campaign fundraising reports roll in Congress should take the lead on reworking a successful Iran deal North Korea tensions ease ahead of Winter Olympics MORE (Tenn.), Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in House Flake's anti-Trump speech will make a lot of noise, but not much sense MORE (Ariz.), John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Meghan McCain says her father regrets opposition to MLK Day MORE (Ariz.) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSessions torched by lawmakers for marijuana move Calif. Republican attacks Sessions over marijuana policy Trump's executive order on minerals will boost national defense MORE (Alaska), according to ABC News.

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senators eager for Romney to join them The House needs to help patients from being victimized by antiquated technology Comey’s original Clinton memo released, cites possible violations MORE (R-Wis.) said last week he would not vote for the bill. 

Trump rallied House Republicans earlier this month ahead of their tax-reform vote.