What’s in the bill? | Business Insider
A $1.3 trillion tax cut bill passed the House by a vote of 232-206, the most significant win for Democrats in a decade.
It’s the first major piece of legislation since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010 that passed with bipartisan support.
Democrats are looking to capitalize on the ACA’s success, which was a huge factor in the party’s victory in the 2014 midterm elections.
Republicans have been struggling for years with the ACA and have not been able to agree on a major legislative achievement.
“The Republicans in Congress need to get together and come up with a big legislative achievement to really put the pressure on to make sure they get a big piece of it passed,” said Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a former Republican president.
“I think they are just waiting for the Trump administration to go in and say, ‘OK, let’s get this done.'”