Mark Hall

October 17, 2017

A showdown budget vote in the Senate

Before President Donald Trump and congressional leaders can approve a massive tax cut plan that mainly benefits the wealthy, they first have to push a budget resolution through the Senate. But right now, the vote tally for a resolution that would unlock the fast track process known as reconciliation is not certain.

Number of the Day

325 million - Number of Shetland ponies that could be bought - enough to provide one to each American - for the cost of repealing the federal inheritance tax. (Source: Center for American Progress)