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tv   House GOP After Tax Reform Vote  CSPAN  December 19, 2017 7:11pm-7:22pm EST

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sorry -- mr. schweikert: sorry about that, mr. speaker, i would like to make a motion for adjournment. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the motion is adopted. accordingly the house stands adj
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mr. brady: when we started this, we believed america could leapfrog to the best place on the planet for the next new job and the next new business. today we achieved those goals. as we go forward, i want
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american taxpayers to think of three days to -- dates and keep them in mind. new year's day, america will have a new tax code for a new era of american prosperity. in february, on february 1, look at your paychecks. because you'll see the tax relief we delivered today. on april 15, you will for the last time file your taxes under this horrible, terrible tax code that we're putting behind us for the american people. together we did this. thout the lead -- with the leadership of the house, especially speaker paul ryan, and through the help of the american people we are delivering a new tax code. mr. mccarthy: i want to thank chairman brady for the work he's done bringing this conference together, going through the conference report with the senate and having this bill pass the floor today. it'll move to the senate and it
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will pass today and become law. so for every american that's fought for a pay raise, for every parent, for everyone who ever dreamed of opening a small business or being an entrepreneur, i want you to know e heard you. we heard you loud and clear. that's what this is about. it's about the american comeback. to make america competitive around the world. and to make sure small businesses have an ability to compete. going to be the lowest rate they've seen in 40 years. family is going to double their standard deduction. but come february, check your check. because you'll get a raise in your payroll of what you're going to see based upon what appened today. >> this is a historic day. if you're somebody who has been working really hard and want to keep more of your harr-earned money, this is a historic day
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for you. if you're an american like those of us here that are tired of seeing jobs shipped overseas because america had the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world and we couldn't compete anymore, this is an historic day for you to see those jobs come back to america. mr. scalise: if you're somebody who has been sitting on the sidelines, after eight years of sluggish growth in an economy that was growing at less than 2%, so you just gave up looking for work. this is an historic day for you. now you finally have that shot at the american dream again because we're building a tax code that works for families. and that creates jobs. makes america competitive again. and allows hardworking families to put more money back in their pockets. there was a will the of hard work that went into this. chairman brady, speaker ryan, the ways and means committee and all the conferees who worked tirelessly for months and our attitude from the beginning was failure is not an option because the american people have been waiting too long for this
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relief. the last time something this historic happened was in 1986 and when ronald reagan was signing that ball bill into law he talked about huh hard the journey was but huh he never gave up and back then the headline read that this was a day that many thought was not possible but ultimately became inevitable. today the impossible became the nevitable again. mrs. mcmorris rodgers: it's a hopeful day a brighter day for all americans and their families. if you think about the impact of this package on everyday american, it's so clear, whether you're moms or dads or students or seniors or small business owners, everyone is going to have an opportunity for a better life. and that's why we are so excited today to see the tax cuts and jobs bill pass the house with such a big vote. as we move forward, we're going to continue to celebrate what this bill has to offer. think about bringing down tax
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rates for all americans, you think about those that have an idea to start a business, grow a business, create jobs, this is the beginning of a new bright future for them. that's why we stand here so excited about what it means for people, for everyday americans, hardworking men and women that have been doing all the right things, feel like they're falling behind, they have a brighter future. mr. ryan: i want to start off by thanking the american people, our constituents, for sevending us here to do this work for them. this is one of the most important pieces of legislation that congress has passed in decades to help the american worker, to help grow the american economy. this is profound change and this is change that is going to put our country on the right path. for all those millions of men and women in america who are living paycheck to paycheck, who are struggling to get ahead, help on the way. for all those businesses that are tied with one hand behind their back in this global economy having a hard time
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compete, help is on the way. i want to thank chairman kevin brady. i want to thank all the men and women who made this possible. this has been a long work in progress. what this achievement marks is a promise that this majority made that is a promise this majority is keeping. we said in 2016 that it would take real tax reform for families and businesses to get the american economy growing and we were serious. and the american people placed their trust in us to do this work for them and today we're making good on that promise. we're fulfilling that promise. and this promise being kept today is one of the most important things we could do to get the u.s. economy growing faster, to help people get bigger paychecks, to have a fairer tax system, and to simplify the system so people can have more peace of mind. so kevin said it the right way. on january 1, americans are going to wake up with a new tax code. in february, they're going to see withholdings go down so they
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see bigger paychecks. april 15 will be the last day they have to comply with the old, bad system. this is a good day for america. this is a good day for workers. s that great day for growth. we're very excited about this moment. thank you. reporter: so you said you've spoken often about the tax cuts that families will see in the first few years of the plan. what can you say about the tax cuts that individuals will see in the end of the next decade? because the jcp analysis showed that -- mr. ryan: we have every intent of making those permanent because of senate rules you know why that sunset is there, it's our intent to mange these permanent. reporter: congress doesn't have the greatest track record of planning to do something later and following through. how do you guarantee americans that they're still going to see the benefits of this tax cut. mr. ryan: look what we've done now. we were planning on doing this tax bill all year long last year we ran on it in 2016.
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we spent 2017 working on this legislation and here it is. we're getting it done. this was a promise made, this is a promise kept. reporter: mr. speaker, the lack of democratic support mean that this tax overhaul is vulnerable the same way the affordable care act was vulnerable and ultimately can be changed? mr. ryan: i think the comparison is a non seq. ter. the affordable care act proved to be unpopular. it raised premiums to make health care unaffordable. this is going to do the opposite. it's going to grow the economy, increase paychecks, increase take-home pay and that will be popular. thank you very much, everybody. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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>> a live look at the u.s. capitol. that was a mid day news conference with the house leaders led by the speaker of the house, paul ryan. as lawmakers passing largely along a party line vote, though 12 republicans siding with the democrats in opposing the bill, but enough republicans supporting this legislation that will now go to the president's desk late they are week. but there has been a new development. this is from cq rl call. the house needs to revote on the tax overhaul. we'll explain what that means coming up. but first, we want to open our phone lines for republicans, 202-748-8921. for democrats, 202-748-8920. we also have a line for independents, 202-748-8922. your reaction to what happened on the house floor earlier today. the senate now taking up the measure and a vote is still scheduled for later tonight or possibly early in theor


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