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Republicans consider dropping healthcare bill's tax cut for rich in order to pass Senate hurdle

14:39 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | Yahoo News

Republicans consider dropping healthcare bill's tax cut for rich in order to pass Senate hurdleAs Republicans work swiftly to amend their controversial healthcare bill, different wings of the party appear to be divided on whether they should give a tax break to the rich or protect spending on some of the nation’s most vulnerable. John Thune, the third highest-ranking Republican senator, told reporters “there is interest among a number of our members” to nuke the measure’s tax cuts for the wealthy to gain the votes of moderate Republicans on the bill. With a majority of 52 senators, Republican Senate leadership can only afford two defections on the bill and still be able to pass it.


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