US House clears path for tax bill with budget approval

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to clear a procedural path forward for a Republican tax bill, which was still being written and was expected to be unveiled next week as President Donald Trump seeks his first major legislative achievement.

Overcoming last-minute resistance from lawmakers in their own ranks, House Republicans approved a fiscal 2018 budget measure that would make enactment of an eventual tax bill easier in the Senate, though many difficult decisions lie ahead.

Passage of the budget resolution was a win for party leaders and Trump, who promised in their 2016 election campaigns to revamp the tax code. The plan they have offered for doing that is opposed by Democrats as a give-away to the wealthy and corporations.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Frances Kerry)

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States hit hardest by Trump’s budget: Social Security disability
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States hit hardest by Trump’s budget: Social Security disability

California

Percent of state enrolled in social security disability: 3-3.5%

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New Mexico

Percent of state enrolled in social security disability: 3-3.5%

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New York

Percent of state enrolled in social security disability: 3-3.5%

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West Virginia

Percent of state enrolled in social security disability: 3.5-4%

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Kentucky

Percent of state enrolled in social security disability: 3.5-4%

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Arkansas

Percent of state enrolled in social security disability: 3.5-4%

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Louisiana

Percent of state enrolled in social security disability: 3.5-4%

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Mississippi

Percent of state enrolled in social security disability: 3.5-4%

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Alabama

Percent of state enrolled in social security disability: 3.5-4%

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