Mulvaney: 'No chance' Dems will support tax plan that lowers corporate tax rate

Mulvaney: 'No chance' Dems will support tax plan that lowers corporate tax rate
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White House budget chief Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyOn The Money: Trump teases 'major announcement' Saturday on shutdown | Fight with Dems intensifies | Pelosi accuses Trump of leaking trip to Afghanistan | Mnuchin refuses to testify on shutdown impacts The Hill's Morning Report — Shutdown fallout — economic distress On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions MORE said there is "no chance" Democrats will support a tax reform plan that lowers the corporate tax rate.

"I've asked a couple Democrats if they'd ever vote to lower the corporate tax rate and they told me no," Mulvaney said on "Fox News Sunday."

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"Which is really just bizarre ... since they supported themselves bills in the past — in fact some Democrats supported bills ... that actually lowered the corporate tax rate," he continued.

"It's almost as if, since it's President Trump's administration and it's a Republican plan, now they're against it," he said.

Mulvaney also said people need to learn the "entire impact" of Trump's tax plan in order to decide whether to support it.

Senate Republicans took the first step last week toward passing a tax plan and fulfilling a long-held campaign pledge.

Senators narrowly voted, 51-49, to pass the fiscal 2018 budget after a grueling hours-long marathon on the Senate floor. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined with every Democrat and independent to vote against the bill.

The spending blueprint is key to Republicans' efforts to pass tax reform, because it includes instructions that will allow the plan to avoid a Democratic filibuster.