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Democrats Seek to Force Awkward Name Change for GOP's Tax Bill

A copy of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," a 1,097-page Republican tax bill, including 503 pages of legislative text, is arranged for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The bill is on the brink of passage and would vault Americas corporate tax rate into a much more competitive position globally and deliver temporary tax cuts to a broad range of people. Barring unforeseen surprises, the legislation is headed for President Trumps desk by midweek.
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Democrats are seeking a symbolic victory that would force Republicans to strike the GOP’s preferred title for its bill -- The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act -- according to Senator Bernie Sanders’s office.

A provision in the bill that changed its name was found to violate a budget rule that Senate GOP leaders are using to fast-track the tax bill, said Sanders spokesman Josh Miller-Lewis. Sanders, a Vermont independent, is the Democrats’ ranking member on the Budget Committee.