November 29, 2017 / 11:21 PM / a year ago

U.S. Senate votes to begin debating Republican tax bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to begin debating the Republican tax overhaul, paving the way for a final vote on the bill that is expected by week’s end.

The Republican-controlled Senate approved the procedural measure by a 52-to-48 vote along party lines.

President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress are aiming to enact tax legislation by the end of the year. (Reporting By Amanda Becker; Editing by Chris Reese)

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