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The House Just Passed A Budget Bill That Will Make Tax Reform Easier

The House of Representatives passed a budget bill Thursday that will make it much easier for Republicans in the Senate to pass tax reform.

Republicans in the Senate had already passed a 2018 budget that would let Congress add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next decade to make up for tax cuts.

The House has now approved the same budget by a vote of 216 to 212. 

SEE MORE: A Dollar-Sized Breakdown Of How Your Tax Dollars Were Spent Last Year

Again, tax cuts are the endgame for Republicans. The Senate budget bill for 2018 was structured in a way that will now let the GOP get its tax reform plan through the Senate with just a simple majority vote. 

Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate. 

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