Senate Republicans passed President Trump’s $1.5 trillion sweeping tax reform bill by 51 to 49 vote, with only Bob Corker holding out. No Democrats supported it. The measure still has to be reconciled with an earlier House-passed version before being sent to President Trump. Yet in getting the bill through the Senate, Republicans succeeded where they failed earlier this year, when their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) collapsed. It has given Trump his first big success, just one day after his former security adviser Michael Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI in the investigation of alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.