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Trump signs GOP health bill into law

Trump signed the GOP health care bill into place on Thursday, making it the largest tax overhaul in U.S. history and the first major legislative achievement in the administration’s first 100 days.

The tax legislation is now expected to pass both houses of Congress, the White House said.

Trump has made tax cuts a central theme of his presidency, but he has not formally put them into action.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump’s signature is a “once-in-a-generation” moment for the GOP to turn a page in Washington.

The legislation would roll back Obama-era tax cuts and cut taxes for millions of Americans.

It would also expand access to health insurance for millions more and provide tax credits to help lower-income families pay their premiums.

Trump has already said he would sign the legislation into law if it passes both houses, though his administration has been unable to get Democrats to back it in the Senate.

The White House has said that it expects the Senate will be able to vote on the bill by Tuesday evening, though it has not yet said how soon it will be passed.