GOP tax bill passes hurdle in Senate

The Senate voted to begin debate on the tax bill as Republicans continue to negotiate changes to the bill, which is projected to give tax cuts to people making more than $100,000 per year.
1:04 | 11/30/17

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president trump also doubling down on his effort to pass tax reform by Christmas. The measure cleared an important hurdle in a senate vote last night. Let's go to our senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce on capitol hill for us. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Robin, good morning. While the senate is inching closer to passing tax reform voting yesterday to begin debate but this isn't a done deal yet. Republicans are now scrambling to negotiate changes hoping to get enough votes to finally get this done. This is a delicate and messy process, some lawmakers are complaining they don't know what version they're debating. The president says wealthier Americans like him will be hurt under this bill. But according to analysts that is simply not true. Wealthy Americans, those making more than $100,000 a year would likely see big tax cuts while most Americans earning less than $75,000 a year are projected to pay more by 2027. Republicans examine only afford to lose two votes. More than half a dozen have serious misgivings. The one thing they seem to agree on failure is simply not an option. That is something they do agree on. All right, Mary, thank you.

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