Republicans celebrate passage of tax bill

- It was a pre-Christmas tax party at the white house Wednesday. Republicans in Congress boarded buses and headed down Pennsylvania Avenue to celebrate the first major tax overhaul in three decades.

"We are making America great again," President Donald trump said. "You haven't heard that, have you?"

House Speaker Paul Ryan thanked the president, saying, "Something this profound could not have been done without exquisite presidential leadership."

Congressional Republicans posed for selfies after helping Trump deliver on a signature campaign promise and promising more to come.

"We're going to keep fighting and we're going to make this the greatest presidency that we've seen," Sen. Orrin Hatch said.

After initially approving the bill Tuesday, the House was forced to revote a day later to reapproved the Senate version of the bill after minor changes were made to better fit Senate budget rules.

Democratic party leaders are incensed over what they call a tax scam that disproportionately benefits the wealthiest Americans.

"The American people won't forget the false representations you have made," Rep. Nancy Pelosi said. "They won't forget how loudly you cheered when you hurt their families."

With the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration exactly one month away, the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul is a major legislative achievement for republicans who admitted it was do or die.

"This will indeed be a very big day when people look back at our country," Trump said. "It's a whole different attitude, a whole different way."

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