House joins Senate in passing GOP tax reform bill

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — The House has given the final green light for the GOP tax plan with a re-vote of 224 to 201.

The bill will now head to President Trump’s desk for his signature.

During a cabinet meeting Wednesday, Trump said the “historic” bill would be an “incredible Christmas gift for hardworking Americans” and touted the lower corporate rate that he says will keep business in the country.

This bill marks the first significant legislative achievement of Trump’s presidency.

While he mostly focused on how the bill will slash corporate rates and cause jobs to “start pouring into the country,” he also trumpeted the repeal of the individual health care mandate, a key component of Obamacare, which was tucked into the legislation.

After successfully selling the bill in Congress, now begins the work of selling it to the American people.

With the bill’s low approval rating, just 24%, Republicans hope once Americans see more money starting in February, that will translate into votes come November.

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