- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 26, 2017

House Republicans voted Thursday to accept the Senate’s 2018 budget plan, overcoming internal differences and kick-starting a monthslong sprint to pass a massive overhaul of the federal tax code ahead of next year’s elections.

The plan, which passed on a 216-212 vote, allows for up to $1.5 trillion in tax cuts as part of the overhaul, giving lawmakers far more room than the original House budget but leaving them open to accusations that they are ruining the government’s finances in the quest for tax reform.