"December 23rd? That's a date I'll take."

That is what Speaker Ryan said back in May—and repeatedly since then—when promising to have tax reform passed and placed on the president's desk by Christmas. Today, with the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that promise made is now is a promise kept.


“The biggest tax reform in a generation is now the law of the land."

You've seen it in your inboxes and newsfeeds all week: photos, videos, articles—and plenty of hot takes—about the historic passage of tax reform. But now, for something a little different, here are the top 3 moments from the week as seen in GIFs.

1. The House passes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

Today, we are keeping our promise to the hardworking taxpayers of this country.

This isn’t fantasy world—This is what our country will look like with a new tax code in 2018.

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement following House passage of the conference report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

“Today, Congress approved a once-in-a-generation tax reform bill. This is the end of a long journey to deliver major tax relief to the American people. Now, this historic legislation will be sent to the president’s desk so we can start 2018 with a new tax code.”

"Americans are going to see relief almost immediately in the form of bigger paychecks and lower taxes."

"Today, we give the people of this country their money back."

This has been a moment decades in the making. America's tax code had its last major update in 1986, well before the smartphone that you may be reading this on was ever even invented.


In a letter to Members of Congress, nearly three dozen leading conservative groups argue that tax reform will deliver more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks to the American people:

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