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Schumer: Delay Tax Reform Vote Until New Alabama Senator Seated

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:45 AM

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will urge Republicans on Wednesday to delay a vote on pending tax overhaul legislation until the new U.S. senator from Alabama, a Democrat, is seated, Schumer's office said in a statement.

Schumer wants to slow down the legislation, which Republican leaders want to vote on before Christmas, so Democrat Doug Jones, who won an upset victory in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday night, can cast a vote in the closely divided chamber. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already reportedly rejected the Schumer's ask, and Republicans are planning to have the new tax plan take effect Jan. 1, days before Jones is expected to be sworn-in.

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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will urge Republicans on Wednesday to delay a vote on pending tax overhaul legislation until the new U.S. senator from Alabama, a Democrat, is seated, Schumer's office said in a statement....
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