The House of Representatives has approved a bill to overhaul the federal tax code to ease the burden on the middle class and spur job creation.
The House voted 217-213 to approve the bill Thursday, with all but a handful of Democrats voting against it.
The bill will now go to the Senate, which has not yet scheduled a vote.
The legislation would be sent to President Donald Trump to sign into law.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., hailed the bill, saying it would “help working families in our country, the economy and the world.”
Democrats blasted the GOP’s tax bill, calling it a “shell game” and saying it does not give Americans the relief they are asking for.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., said she would be voting against the bill if it passed the Senate.
“What I’m looking for is fairness and I want to see people have more options,” Slaughter said.
“I think the American people deserve more choices, and I’m hoping the House passes this.”
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he wants to see the bill signed into law by Trump.
House Republicans were not able to reach agreement on a tax bill that could pass both chambers in a bipartisan way, and Democrats have threatened to filibuster the bill should it get to Trump.
Democrats want to move the bill back to the House floor in order to ensure that it does pass.