The House of Representatives passed a budget bill Thursday that will make it much easier for Republicans in the Senate to pass tax reform.
Republicans in the Senate had already passed a 2018 budget that would let Congress add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next decade to make up for tax cuts.
The House has now approved the same budget by a vote of 216 to 212.
Again, tax cuts are the endgame for Republicans. The Senate budget bill for 2018 was structured in a way that will now let the GOP get its tax reform plan through the Senate with just a simple majority vote.
Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate.