White House spokesman: 'No Democrats voted' for middle-class tax cut

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The biggest overhaul of the US tax system in 30 years is about to become law, with the U.S. House of Representatives expected to give the bill its final approval. The Senate approved the 1.5 trillion dollar tax reform bill in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It will be a huge legislative victory for President Donald Trump, and repeals part of the Obamacare health system. But one recent poll suggests 55 per cent of Americans oppose it. Democrats say the bill was passed in secret and the new law will benefit the ultra-rich at the expense of the middle class.

But Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, told Al Jazeera that no Democratic officials voted in favour of a bill to give tax cuts to the middle-class.

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