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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence walked onto the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday to cheers and fist pumps before delivering a congratulatory speech on the passage of the GOP tax bill.

Trump, rattling off several names of the people who played a role in the passage of "the largest tax cut in the history of our country," said he "had a lot of fun" working with leadership to get this done. It was fun because "we won."

Other speakers:

  • Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "This has been a year of extraordinary accomplishment for the Trump administration," he said, citing Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation, Circuit Court judge confirmations, regulatory rollback, and now the tax bill.
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan: "Something this big, something this profound could not have been done without exquisite presidential leadership."
  • VP Mike Pence: "We made history today but as the President said... we're just getting started! This administration will not rest until the forgotten men and women of this country are forgotten no more."
  • House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady said he knew overhauling the tax code would be possible when Trump was elected.

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Democratic leaders struck an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) on emergency unemployment insurance late Friday, clearing the way for Senate action on President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package to resume after an hours-long delay.

The state of play: The Senate continued to work through votes on a marathon of amendments overnight into Saturday morning.

The elusive political power of Mexican Americans

Data: Pew Research Center, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Michelle McGhee/Axios

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Why it matters: The disparities in political power between Mexican Americans and Cuban Americans reflect the racial, historical, geographical and economic differences within Latino cultures in the U.S.