Donald Trump Pushes for Senate to Pass $4.1 Trillion Budget

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President Donald Trump is rooting for fellow Senate Republicans to succeed in efforts to pass a massive $4.1 trillion budget plan. But in a tweet before daybreak Thursday, the president said, “I think we have the votes, but who knows?”

Trump noted in the post that “Republicans are going for the big Budget approval today, first step toward massive tax cuts.”

Trump and Senate Republicans are buoyed about prospects for passage of the budget blueprint because if Congress completes action on this legislation, it will set the stage for majority Republicans to focus more intensively on the tax overhaul legislation. Trump campaigned on the issue and GOP lawmakers have embraced it.

They are all hoping for a smashing legislative victory to atone for the party’s failure to deliver on it’s long-promised effort to repeal former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.



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