House passes $4 trillion budget, clears way for Trump tax plan

Daily News Article - October 27, 2017


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1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. What was the outcome of the final vote?

3. a) How was the Senate plan different from the House’s budget proposal?
b) Why did the House pass the Senate’s budget?

4. What is reconciliation?

5. When will the House release the proposed tax reform bill? When do Republicans aim to pass the final bill?

CHALLENGE - on upcoming tax reform - Watch Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), explain the reason for eliminating state and local tax deductions (see videos under "Resources" below). What do you think?