- The Washington Times - Monday, November 27, 2017

President Trump said Monday that the tax cut legislation is on track and improving by the day, as Congress heads into the final stretch to try to finish the bill before the end of the year.

“The Tax Cut Bill is coming along very well, great support. With just a few changes, some mathematical, the middle class and job producers can get even more in actual dollars and savings and the pass through provision becomes simpler and really works well!” the president tweeted.

Mr. Trump is pushing Congress to finish tax reform before Christmas, and he’s meeting with Republicans form the Senate Finance Committee later in the day to help push the bill forward.

The House passed its version of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act earlier this month. The full Senate begins debating its bill this week.

If the Senate passes its bill, the two versions will have to be combined into a single bill and approved by both chambers before Congress can send it to Mr. Trump’s desk.

Several sticking points remain for the legislation.

At least five Republicans have voiced concerns. With no Senate Democrats expected to support the bill, Senate Republicans can only suffer three GOP defections to pass it in the narrowly divided chamber.

• S.A. Miller can be reached at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

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