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House Republicans got their tax reform bill over the line Thursday afternoon, with a vote of 227 yeas to 205 nays.Members of the GOP caucus let out a cheer from the House floor when enough votes were counted to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as a handful of Democrats gesticulated at their colleagues and sang out 'Na Na Na Na Hey Hey-ey Goodbye,' a suggestion that the tax vote would be political poison in the midterms next year.For now, though, Republicans treated the bill's passage as good news as Trump had yet to have a major legislative victory this year, with tax reform being taken up in the Senate next.

One thing the president didn't do was engage in bartering with a large group of lawmakers who might leak word of any infighting.He didn't even address a primary sticking point with a Senate tax cut - its inclusion of a provision to repeal the Obamacare individual mandate.'He was very careful I think to avoid any kind of specifics in that regard,' said Cole.'There was no specifics at all, actually, in the meeting,' said New York GOP Rep.Dan Donavan, who opposes the bill in its current form. 'It was just a general discussion, actually he didn't even take questions, he spoke, he talked about his trip to Asia among other things and really just asked everybody to go out there and get tax reform passed,' he told Daily