The House will be forced to revote on the massive tax bill because of provisions that break Senate rules
- The House on Tuesday passed the GOP tax bill from the conference committee.
- A Senate rule will force two sections of the bill to be dropped from the Senate version.
- Since the House passed a different bill than the Senate will vote on, the House must revote on the final Senate version.
- The House revote will occur on Wednesday.
House will be forced to vote for a second time on the massive GOP tax bill due to after a Senate rule forced Republicans to change their bill, hours after House leaders celebrated what appeared to be a massive legislative victory.
The House passed the version of the tax bill that came out of the bicameral conference committee on Tuesday, appearing to pave the way for final passage of the bill later in the night.
But three pieces of the bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), were ruled to violate the Senate's Byrd rule and must be removed from the bill before it can be voted on in the upper chamber.
Since the bill must be altered, the House will be forced to vote again to pass an identical version of the bill.
A representative for the House Ways and Means committee said the House will take up the version that is expected to pass the Senate on Wednesday.
"The Senate parliamentarian determined two minor provisions do not have budgetary impacts and had to be removed from the bill," the spokesperson told Business Insider. "The Senate will still vote tonight, and the House will vote tomorrow to send the final bill to the President's desk."
Even with the delay, if all goes to plan, the bill will make it to President Trump's desk before the GOP's self-imposed Christmas deadline.
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