Crikey Worm

Dec 21, 2017

Crikey Worm: Trump scores a major win

Good morning, early birds. In the US, Republicans have squeezed major corporate tax cuts through Congress. Plus, NRL star Jarryd Hayne denies a rape allegation. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist

CONGRESS PASSES TAX CUTS

US President Donald Trump has scored his biggest legislative win, with Congress passing major tax cuts overnight.

Republicans used special provisions to avoid a potential filibuster by Democrats in the Senate, which passed the changes by 51 votes to 48. The bill was then sent back to the House for final approval, which has now been granted.

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