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The House on Tuesday passed the Republican tax bill in
a 227-203 vote.
If passed into law, the bill would make significant
changes to the Affordable Care Act.
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill on
The GOP is on the brink of passing its massive tax reform
On Tuesday, the House voted in favor of the bill, sending it to
the Senate, which is expected to vote on the bill later in the
day. If it passes — and after the House
revotes on the bill on Wednesday — Trump could sign the bill
as soon as Wednesday.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine had voted against
all versions of the ACA repeal bill over the summer, but
ultimately is expected to vote in favor of the tax
bill. Collins, who was concerned the individual mandate
repeal would increase premiums, said she got Senate Majority
Leader Mitch McConnell to support
two pieces of legislation that would stabilize the
“While this legislation is by no means perfect, on balance,
it will provide much-needed tax relief,” Collins said in a