U.S. Senate passes budget blueprint key to Trump tax effort
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on
Thursday to approve a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year
that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut
package without Democratic support.
By a 51-to-49 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate
approved the budget measure, which would add up to $1.5 trillion
to the federal deficit over the next decade in order to pay for
proposed tax cuts.
The Senate bill has to be reconciled with a markedly
different version passed by the House of Representatives, also
led by Republicans, before it can be sent to President Donald
Trump for his signature.
(Reporting by Amanda Becker; Editing by Sandra Maler and Peter
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