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GOP to muscle budget through Senate as it eyes tax cuts

WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the Senate appear set to muscle their $4 trillion budget plan through the Senate late Thursday, turning back successive attempts by Democrats to derail GOP plans for a tax cut later this year. A pair of 52-47 votes kept the GOP budget blueprint on track. The measure would set the stage for tax legislation later this year that could pass through the Senate without fear of a filibuster by Democrats — and add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years. President Trump weighed in Thursday, telling reporters, “I think we have the votes for the budget which will be phase one of our massive tax cuts and reform.

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