House to vote on senate’s version of budget resolution on Thursday

Following the upper chamber’s effort on Friday, the House is expected to vote on the Senate-amended 2018 budget resolution on Thursday.

Though it passed its own resolution few weeks ago, the house will now take up the Senate’s version which allowed for $1.5 trillion in deficit-financed tax cuts.

Just like in the Senate, the budget will allow Republicans to pass the budget resolution through a reconciliatory provision that will deflect a Democrat filibuster, require a simple majority and as a result, pave way for a tax legislation.

The Republican Study Committee (RSC), a caucus of conservative Republicans in the House, held out until Saturday on endorsing the move which will forego a push on the spending cuts in order to expedite tax reform.

“The RSC Steering Committee reached our decision to support the Senate Budget Resolution based on the premise of beginning markup of tax reform legislation within a couple of weeks,” said RSC Chairman Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.).

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