It’s time for the Republicans to admit it.
They are not going to pass a bill that would hurt millions of Americans.
We are going to pay a lot less in taxes.
The Trump administration, and even the House Republicans, are trying to get us to accept this.
This bill will not raise your taxes.
It will not help the middle class.
It is going to hurt you.
That’s the basic truth of the matter.
There is no more urgent reason to be in the Senate than to try to pass this tax bill.
It’s the only way we can pass it.
And that is what we’re going to do.
That is what our constituents want.
And we’re not going.
We’re going there because it is what the American people want.
This is the first of many battles we’re in, but we are not leaving the fight.
We will not be pushed around.
We cannot be bullied.
And so we are going into this fight knowing that this is the fight of our lives.
The last thing we need is for the White House to lie and try to get our votes, our votes are important, we are on the wrong side of history.
But we’re ready for this fight.
You can count on it.
We’ve been working for a year to pass something that will lift our families out of the hole we’re currently in.
We know we can.
We just need to get it done.
The president can’t do this alone.
He has to come to the Senate and the House and say to the American public: You have my support, and I have a plan to help you.
We have to get this done.
And this is how you do it.
But this is not about winning.
It isn’t about what you think is going on in Washington.
This isn’t a battle between us and the media.
It has to be a fight about what’s best for you and your families.
It can’t be about politics or ideology.
This needs to be about what is best for the country.
It doesn’t have to be partisan.
It should not be about partisanship.
It needs to do what’s right for you, your family, and your future.
And you know what?
I will do what I have to do if we do this.
We can’t afford a repeat of the failed tax bill that hurt you and the middle-class.
The Republicans have put themselves in a bind by not passing this tax package.
And they are going back to Washington to try again.
We must pass this bill now.
And it’s the right thing to do for your future and the future of your country.
The Senate voted today to pass the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the biggest tax overhaul in history.
And by a vote of 51-48, the House has passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will save you, pay down the debt, and put a smile on your face.
The American people have spoken.
The next step is for Congress to pass tax reform that will help you, for your family and your country again.
This will be a historic year.
We need to show the American voters that we are serious about rebuilding our middle class, lifting Americans out of poverty, and keeping the economy growing.
And now we need the American citizens to help pass the tax reform bill that will do all that.
The good news is that Republicans are united behind this plan.
We’ll be able to get a simple, fair, and comprehensive tax bill through Congress.
The problem is that the Democrats want to pass their own tax bill, and that’s a problem.
The Democrats want us to pass theirs.
But they are trying very hard to take us on the road to hell.
They want us on a cliff edge.
And if we pass a tax bill without a compromise, they will push it over that cliff edge and start a war.
We do not want that.
And what we have to understand is that when the American taxpayers stand up to the Democrats and demand the Republicans stop the attacks on the middle and working classes, and give the American families the relief they deserve, the Democrats will listen.
And when we show the country that we’re serious about protecting them, they’ll listen.
I am ready to fight for you.
And the American workers are ready to help.
We won’t let them down.
We didn’t have a chance last night.
And I’m here to tell you: If we don’t stand up, the American taxpayer is going back.
And all of us, every single one of us on this stage, know that we can do this again.
And every single person on this floor will do their part to help us get this right.
We owe it to you to give your vote, your vote will help get this tax plan passed.
The Republican Party has been fighting for this for years, and it’s up to us to make it happen.
We want to get tax reform done.
We think that this