Trump touts Senate passage of budget resolution

Trump touts Senate passage of budget resolution
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President Trump on Friday hailed the Senate's approval of a budget resolution as a critical first step in Republicans' efforts to implement sweeping tax cuts. 

"The Budget passed late last night, 51 to 49. We got ZERO Democrat votes with only Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate lawmakers let frustration show with Blinken Rand Paul: 'Hatred for Trump' blocking research into ivermectin as COVID-19 treatment Masks and vaccines: What price freedom? MORE (he will vote for Tax Cuts) voting against," Trump wrote on Twitter.

"This now allows for the passage of large scale Tax Cuts (and Reform), which will be the biggest in the history of our country!" 

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The vote late Thursday night will allow Republicans to pass tax reform legislation with 50 votes instead of 60, meaning that the GOP will not need to rally any Democratic support for the measure.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined Democrats in voting against the measure, although that was because he believes the budget should aim to reduce the nation's deficit.

The budget resolution would allow the GOP tax proposal to add as much as $1.5 trillion to the deficit over 10 years.

Trump and Republican lawmakers are pushing hard for the first tax code overhaul in decades, after efforts to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act floundered in the Senate earlier this year.