republicans narrowly passed the federal budget legislation in the House Thursday morning after weeks of struggle. The GOP had a tough road ahead of them to pass the budget, not only from the House Democrats but a section of House Republicans as well. The legislation has paved the way for the massive tax cuts Trump had promised since assuming office and during his campaign.

The legislation would allow procedures which would allow Republicans to cut back Federal tax income by $1.5 trillion.Such procedures required a bipartisan consensus so far to be implemented.

Now with the passage of the legislation, House Republicans are looking at weeks of legislating, discussions, and changes, which they hope would end in the passage of the budget before Thanksgiving.

Wafer-thin majority

At a 216-212 tally, the legislation was passed by a narrow majority. However, Republicans in the House still consider it as a breath of fresh air, after numerous controversies and the speculated splintering going on within the GOP.

Democrats stayed away from the voting, so did 20 Republicans. It confirms reports that a section of GOP is unfavorable towards President Trump's budget proposals.

Most of the Republicans who stayed away was from the voting process were from those states with a proposed increase of local taxes.

They had voiced their concerns over the GOP's plan to cut and in some places even repeal income-tax. The budget legislation was passed despite their threat of stalling the budget passage until their interests were addressed.

No compromise required

The states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania would be the ones most affected by the tax reforms.

People in these states would be heavily impacted by the overall deductions in the tax cuts, and despite multiple calls made to address this concern, no deal emerged on the matter. Twelve Republicans from these states voted against the budget legislation.

The House leaders had called for a meeting with the holdouts on Wednesday night to reach an amicable agreement, which incidentally was canceled.

The leaders were able to secure enough votes to pass the legislation, which eliminated the necessity of any compromise from their end.

Republican members from Illinois and California, who are also going to get affected by the tax cuts, voted in support for the legislation. And several other holdout members waited until the Republicans had gained enough votes to pass the bill, to cast their 'no' votes.