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House passes revised conference agreement, completing congressional action

House passes revised conference agreement

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed, 224 to 201, the revised version of the conference agreement (the version passed by the Senate early this morning). No Democrats voted in favor of the legislation. Today’s House vote completes congressional action on the tax reform bill.

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The next step is for the bill to be enrolled, and then to be sent to the White House for action by the president.

What’s next?

Now that both chambers have passed the same bill, the legislation must be “enrolled”—a process by which a final copy of the bill, having passed both chambers of Congress, is printed on parchment paper, signed by the appropriate House and Senate officials, and submitted to the president for signature.

The president has indicated his intent to sign the legislation, but it is not yet known whether he will sign this year or in early January 2018.  

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