The U.S. Senate narrowly voted Tuesday to proceed with work on a 2018 budget that should include tax reform.
With a narrow majority of only 52 Senators and traitors like John Mccain and Susan Collins chomping at the bit to sabotage the Trump agenda at all costs, there will be no room for error or additional dissension.
The Senate voted Tuesday to start work on a fiscal year 2018 budget, which Republicans hope to use as a vehicle for tax reform legislation in the next few months.
The Senate voted 50-47 to proceed to the budget resolution.
One of the “yes” votes came from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., even though he has said he would oppose the budget unless Republicans adhere to current budget caps.
The Senate’s vote is the first step toward passing a tax reform bill in the Senate. The budget is expected to consider “reconciliation” instructions to pass a tax reform bill, which will be allowed to advance and pass by a simple majority vote instead of the usual 60-vote threshold.
President Trump this week has said tax reform needs to pass soon, but held open the idea that he may not be able to sign legislation until next year.