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Trump congratulates House GOP on passing tax bill

Trump congratulates House GOP on passing tax bill
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President TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE congratulated House Republicans on Tuesday shortly after they passed a final version of the GOP tax-reform plan.

The measure passed the House in a 227-203 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor and 12 Republican defections.

"Congratulations to Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRevising the pardon power — let the Speaker and Congress have voices Paul Ryan will attend Biden's inauguration COVID-19 relief bill: A promising first act for immigration reform MORE, Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse GOP lawmaker: Trump 'put all of our lives at risk' Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Democrats seize on GOP donor fallout MORE, Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyGrowing number of lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege Overnight Health Care: US sets record for daily COVID-19 deaths with over 3,800 | Hospitals say vaccinations should be moving faster | Brazilian health officials say Chinese COVID vaccine 78 percent effective The Hill's Morning Report - A dark day as Trump embraces 'special' rioters MORE, Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHouse GOP lawmaker: Trump 'put all of our lives at risk' Scalise labels Capitol rioting 'domestic terrorism' Tensions flare between House Republicans, Capitol Police over metal detectors MORE, Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersWashington Republican reverses, says she won't object to Electoral College vote McMorris Rodgers floats vacating Speaker's chair over Democrat's in-person vote after COVID diagnosis OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Westerman tapped as top Republican on House Natural Resources Committee | McMorris Rodgers wins race for top GOP spot on Energy and Commerce | EPA joins conservative social network Parler MORE and all great House Republicans who voted in favor of cutting your taxes!" Trump tweeted.

The Senate is expected to vote on the final version Tuesday night.

Protesters interrupted the House floor debate Tuesday morning with chants of "kill the bill, don't kill us" and a woman who shouted "you're lying!" at House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

House Republican leadership called the bill a victory for the American taxpayer.

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"Today, we are giving the people of this country their money back. This is their money, after all," Ryan said during his floor speech.