The final tally on the vote to quash the filibuster is in, 83-15. Huge Senate majority votes to advance $858B tax package - TheHill.com The Senate is like to take a final vote on the bill Tuesday or more likely at this point Wednesday.
The size of the majority will make it even harder for House Democrats to alter the estate tax provisions in the bill.
“We now urge the House leadership to bring this bipartisan agreement to a vote without political games or partisan changes designed only to block this bill’s passage in the House,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement. “If the House Democratic Leadership decides to make partisan changes, they will ensure that every American taxpayer will see a job-killing tax hike on January 1st.”
House Democrats will hold a caucus meeting Tuesday to discuss how to proceed. They have a couple of paths that would offer opportunities for amendments and political cover.