Se­nate passes tax bill

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

THE Repub­li­cans have pushed a nearly 1.5 tril­lion dol­lar (£1.11 tril­lion) tax bill through the US Se­nate after a burst of 11th-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.

Polls show scant pub­lic en­thu­si­asm for the mea­sure. The mea­sure fo­cuses tax re­duc­tions on busi­nesses and higher-earn­ing in­di­vid­u­als and gives mod­est breaks to oth­ers.

Repub­li­cans touted the pack­age as one that would ben­e­fit peo­ple of all in­comes and ig­nite the econ­omy.

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