President Donald Trump signed the historic $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law Friday, using his last moments in the White House before flying to Florida for the holidays to celebrate his biggest political win.
He also signed a temporary spending bill to keep the government running and provide money to upgrade the nation’s missile defenses. The tax cut, which fulfilled a long-held Republican goal, was at the forefront of Trump’s mind.
Starting next year, the new law will give big cuts to American taxpayers and is expected to help create billions in economic growth. Trump continued to pitch the cuts as a win a for the middle class, insisting that even though polling indicates the tax cut is unpopular, once cash starts flowing back into taxpayer hands “the numbers will speak” for themselves.