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Republican Tax Bill #1118954

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) A last-minute holdup on the passage of the Republican tax bill examined; tenets of the plan for the middle class vs. the wealthy outlined on screen; details given about the issue of corporate re-investments & the future for health care with the Obamacare mandate repealed. [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN - counts the House vote.] [CONGRESSMAN - defends savings.] [New Jersey voter Kathy SMITH - worries about deductions.] [RYAN - expresses no concerns.] The procedural snafu mandating a re-vote & when the bill could be signed discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Cecilia Vega) The issue of who benefits from the tax plan examined; scenes shown of President Trump holding up a postcard-sized tax return; details given about how Trump himself would benefit [Dec. 11, TRUMP - says "they are forgotten no more."] [In response to reporter's question, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says it could cost the president money.] A clarification from Sanders on his taxes discussed.

Muir, David;
Bruce, Mary;
Vega, Cecilia

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