Make Way for Tax Reform: 2018 Budget Passed

    “Senate Republicans on Thursday passed a budget measure that will unlock the route to a sweeping tax overhaul, giving the GOP a sorely needed victory after other pieces of their legislative agenda collapsed earlier this year,” per Politico.

    While the budget resolution passed with a narrow vote of 51-49, in which all Senate Democrats as well as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) opposed the measure, it makes possible for the Senate to finally take up tax reform.

    Tax reform has been a longtime goal of the Trump White House, Republicans in Congress, and several conservative groups—as well as a campaign promise of many during the 2016 elections. It would also give the 7 Senate Republicans up for reelection in 2018 something to tout to voters back home.