Yeas 238-Nays 195

Reagan caps his revolution with the country's largest tax cut

Champagne corks were popping merrily in the Oval Office late Wednesday afternoon when the call came from the vanquished to the victor. "Well, Mr. President, you're tough," said Dan Rostenkowski of Illinois, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. "You beat us." Indeed he had, and with surprising ease. In the final legislative battle over Ronald Reagan's economic program, 48 House Democrats had deserted their party to help the President win a 238-to-195 victory on a vote for a bill that provides the...

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