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."
- 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.