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Congress Paves Way For Tax Legislation By Passing Budget Resolution

The Senate-approved resolution passed the House narrowly on Tuesday, 216-212, with 20 Republicans voting no and House Speaker Paul Ryan even having to cast a rare vote to help ensure its passage.
President Trump participates in a meeting with members of the House Ways and Means Committee, including committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, in September. / Alex Wong / Getty Images

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET

Congress has approved a joint budget resolution, a critical step to paving the way for major tax legislation later this year.

The Senate-approved resolution passed the House narrowly on Tuesday, 216-212, with 20 Republicans voting no and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., even having to cast a rare vote to help ensure its passage.

The budget does not have

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