The first step was taken in getting tax reform pushed through on Thursday, as Republicans in the House passed the tax reform legislation that promises to make tax reporting so simple it can be done on a postcard.
The bill was passed in a 227-205 vote, despite 13 House Republicans voting against it. The GOP received more votes than necessary; they could have lost up to 22 votes from their own party and still passed the bill.
Republicans have promised that the new tax bill will reduce rates for individuals, corporations and small businesses.
Representative Devin Nunes, R-Calif., a member of the Ways and Means Committee who helped write the plan, said, “For the first time in 31 years, we are wiping the tax code clean and replacing it with one that is fairer and simpler for everyone.”
The bill now faces an uphill battle in the Senate,