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Once More With Feeling, House Votes, Again, on Tax Overhaul

After misfire, measure is on its way to the president for his signature

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., left, presided over another vote of the tax overhaul on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The House voted for the second time in as many days to pass the GOP tax overhaul, signing off on changes made by the Senate with a 224-201 vote and sending it to the president for his signature. 

Speaker Paul D. Ryan and his leadership team thought they were done with the tax measure on Tuesday, when they passed it 227-203 and sent it to the Senate. But a procedural hiccup delayed the GOP celebration.

Senate Democrats successful stripped several provisions in the tax plan that violated the so-called Byrd Rule of budget reconciliation, which required the House to re-vote on the issue. 

The Senate early Wednesday voted 51-48 along party lines to pass the measure, just before 1 a.m.

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