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Young Calls Senate Tax Bill "A Win"; Donnelly Says It's "Not Tax Reform"

Your Senators from Indiana differ on the tax bill which passed the Senate over the weekend. Now the two chambers must reconcile.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Your Senators in Washington differ on the tax bill which passed the Senate early Saturday morning. 

The bill presented by Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell narrowly passed 51-49. Indiana Republican Todd Young calls the bill's passage a big win for Hoosiers.

"Not only did we repeal the oppressive individual mandate tax of Obamacare, but we offered tax reform for the first time in 30 years," Young said. "It will ensure Hoosiers have a code that is fair, that is simpler, and it allows rank and file people from our state to keep more of what they earn."

On the flip side, Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly says the bill is "not tax reform."

"I strong believe tax reform can be done in a way that is good for working Hoosier families," Donnelly said. "Unfortunately, this tax hike bill from Senator McConnell does not reflect the priorities the President and I discussed on numerous occasions."

Instead, Donnelly refers to the bill as a partisan tax hike on America's middle class, while also doing nothing to deal with the outsourcing of American jobs overseas.

Now, there are two bills in Congress on tax reform: the bill from the Senate that passed Saturday morning, and the bill from the House which was passed back in mid-November. The two chambers must reconcile their differences in the bills before any one bill can be sent to President Trump.

The President has stressed he wants a tax bill from Congress on his desk by Christmas. 

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