House Republicans on Thursday narrowly adopted the Senate’s version of the 2018 budget resolution, overcoming a key hurdle for the party’s tax-reform plan.
The budget will allow Republicans to pass a tax overhaul that adds up to $1.5 trillion to the deficit through a process known as reconciliation, which only requires 51 votes to pass in the Senate.
Twenty Republicans voted against the budget in the 216-212 vote, more than the 18 who voted against the original House version earlier this month.
Most of the 20 defectors were centrists hailing from populous states that could stand to lose from eliminating the state and local tax deduction.
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