Republicans pushed a almost $1.5 trillion tax bill through the Senate early Saturday after a burst of eleventh-hour horse trading, as a party starved all year for a major legislative triumph took a giant step toward giving President Donald Trump one of his top priorities by Christmas.
And even if Democrats went along with these measures as a way to help stabilize Obamacare, opening up spending bills to such legislation is going to inspire all sorts of demands from Republicans as well as Democrats under circumstances where one false step could shut down the government, possibly in the middle of the holidays.
President Donald Trump has stumped in Missouri and met with Republicans on Capitol Hill this week to bolster support for the legislation. Negotiations hit a snag Thursday night after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that Corker's idea of a deficit trigger, which would undo some of the bill's deepest tax cuts if they failed to stimulate the economy, didn't comply with the chamber's rules.
On Friday morning, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, called holdout Sens. Tax reform would be different, promised McConnell and other GOP leaders. Even an official projection of a $1 trillion, 10-year flood of deeper budget deficits couldn't dissuade GOP senators from rallying behind the bill.
As the Senate neared a momentous vote on the sweeping Republican tax bill, Senate Democrats mocked the almost 500-page printed text of the legislation - complaining it was given to them at the last minute before the vote.
Democrats have been united in their opposition to the bill, calling it a giveaway to the wealthy and corporations. The tax cuts for individuals would expire in 2026 while the corporate tax cuts would be permanent.
Despite obstacles the bill still faced late Thursday, expectations that the tax-cut package would pass had stocks soaring, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing above 24,000 for the first time.
Flake said he'd obtained a "firm commitment" from Republican leaders and the Trump administration to protect beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and changes to a budgeting gimmick that made the bill seem less expensive than it actually is. Another option would be to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent but then have that rate climb incrementally in later years, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The bill is "removed from the reality of what the American people need", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
A spokesperson for Mueller's team confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Strzok was no longer assigned part of the investigation. There have been mixed reports from the White House about how seriously Trump would consider pardons.
Google tested Datally in the Philippines for most of 2017, and the insights from the product tests there shaped the final app. Previously, Google announced a peer-to-peer payment app aimed at Indian consumers and a low-bandwidth version of YouTube.
Charley Hoffman put on a show of his own in the second round, carding 12 birdies, including five straight to close out his round. Woods went out in five-under 31, with three birdies in his first four holes and an eagle on the ninth.
The news comes after the show's creators, The Duffer Brothers, let the half-eaten cat (too soon?) out of the bag back in August. The announcement should come as no surprise as the first two seasons proved to be enormous hits for the network.
Prominent Indian firms had their best profit growth in last six quarters in July-September, according to Thomson Reuters data. Mining also posted a sharp uptick in growth to 5.5 per cent from a decline of 0.7 per cent in the previous quarter.
Several emergency rescue workers rushed into the building carrying equipment in backpacks, while court officials called for calm. The judge immediately ordered the court to be taken into private session and the proceedings were suspended, the BBC reported.
Well, Selena fans have been waiting for, after all, her latest album titled Revival, was released two years ago. According to Gomez, she can now look at her body and know that her torso scar represents life.
According to Hayatabad Medical Complex Director Shahzad Akbar, six dead and 18 injured were brought to the hospital. In December 2014, a Taliban attack on the army-run school in Peshawar killed 151 people, mostly schoolchildren.
Police said on Twitter that the package had been confirmed to be an improvised explosive device and that it had been defused . The number of police officers and private guards has multiplied in Christmas markets, which opened last week in Germany .
Nice start to December but much colder next week
With this pattern setting up, the colder than normal air will give us better chances for snowflakes out through Christmas. High pressure will continue to provide clear skies overnight, but they won't just be clear they'll also be moonlit.
Battlegrounds on Xbox One X will have one BIG advantage
It's hoped players jumping between PC and mobile versions will have a consistent gameplay experience on the two platforms. Especially considering that 4K textures won't be coming to the PC or Xbox One X versions any time soon either.
Peace Now opposes US Embassy move to Jerusalem
Trump is likely to continue his predecessors' policy of signing a six-month waiver overriding a 1995 law requiring that the U.S. The status of Jerusalem is one of the major stumbling blocks in achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians.