House to Revote on Tax Bill Wednesday Due to Byrd Rule Objections

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The House is expected to revote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act it passed today on Wednesday, CBS News reported.

Democrats are saying there are provisions in the bill that violate procedural rules.

The Senate, which is scheduled to vote on the measure later tonight, will have to vote on whether or not to waive the procedural rules and keep the provisions. This will require 60 votes.

"Republicans will most likely lose those votes, striking the contested provisions from the bill and changing the language of the legislation," the article states. "After the bill gets a final stamp of approval in the Senate, the bill will return to the House for a revote, likely Wednesday morning."

Some of the possible violations include exempting colleges from a new endowment tax and using 529 savings for home schooling. The bill also repeals a section by a number instead of by title.

According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), the bill will be slightly different when the Senate votes tonight.

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Ali Meyer is a staff writer with the Washington Free Beacon covering economic issues that expose government waste, fraud, and abuse. Prior to the Free Beacon, she was a multimedia reporter with where her work appeared on outlets such as Drudge Report and Fox News. She also interned with the Heritage Foundation and Pacific Research Institute. Her Twitter handle is @DJAliMeyer, and her email address is

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