President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants the Senate to pass a tax overhaul with his signature.
The president called the Senate vote on his tax bill “so exciting” and “so important” on Twitter.
The Senate is scheduled to take up the GOP tax legislation next week.
Trump called the vote “so excited,” “so critical,” and “very important.”
“It will be the most important tax reform vote since the end of World War II,” Trump said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday morning said the tax bill is “historic” and he expects to pass it.
The GOP’s tax overhaul will increase the standard deduction to $10,000 from $12,500, and eliminate personal and corporate tax rates.
The plan also lowers the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent, and it lowers the standard corporate income tax rate from 35 to 20 percent.
The Senate will vote on the tax legislation on Wednesday.
McConnell said the Senate would be “working as quickly as possible to make this legislation work.”
Republicans are expected to approve the tax overhaul in the next few days.
Trump on Tuesday night called on Congress to pass the bill “with the speed and speed and haste that the American people expect.”
“We need to get it done, fast,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
“We need it done.
We need it fast.
We will pass it with as little delay as possible.”
The president also said he will not accept Senate Democrats’ request to delay the vote.
Trump said the House of Representatives is “going to have a lot of votes on their tax bill, including from Democrats.”