Protesting the Republican tax bill

Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false starts and frustration on other fronts.

Trump on Saturday tweeted his thanks to Senate and House Republicans as they now begin trying to reconcile differences in legislation passed by both chambers, a behind-closed-doors process that is expected to move swiftly. Trump is aiming to sign the tax package into law before Christmas. “Biggest Tax Bill and Tax Cuts in history just passed in the Senate,” he tweeted inaccurately. The overhaul is significant but far from the largest.

Presiding over the Senate, Vice President Mike Pence announced the 51-49 vote to applause from Republicans. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was the only lawmaker to cross party lines, joining the Democrats in opposition. The measure focuses its tax reductions on businesses and higher-earning individuals, gives more modest breaks to others and offers the boldest rewrite of the nation’s tax system since 1986. (AP)

Here’s a look a tax bill protests in Washington, New York, Florida and Colorado.

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Protesting the Republican tax bill

Demonstrators take part in a protest against the U.S. government next to the New York Stock Exchange at the Manhattan borough in New York, Dec. 2, 2017. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered outside Cipriani at 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan on Dec. 2, 2017 to protest Trump’s $1,000 dollars a plate brunch, a fundraiser hosted by the Republican National Convention for his 2020 re-election campaign. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Demonstrators take part in a protest during a fundraising breakfast at Cipriani’s for the Trump 2020 campaign, at the Manhattan borough in New York, Dec. 2, 2017. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered outside Cipriani at 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan on Dec. 2, 2017 to protest Trump’s $1,000 dollars a plate brunch, a fundraiser hosted by the Republican National Convention for his 2020 re-election campaign. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

A Democratic aide carries a chart past the Senate chamber to be used by the minority to argue against the Republican tax bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday night, Dec. 1, 2017. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders joins protesters outside the Capitol as Republicans in the Senate work to pass their sweeping tax bill, a blend of generous tax cuts for businesses and more modest tax cuts for families and individuals, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Rosary Solimanto, who has multiple sclerosis and fears for her finances, holds a protest outside of Trump Tower over the Republican administration’s proposed tax cut which many economists predict will benefit the wealthy at the expense of the poor and middle class on Nov. 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Demonstrators against the Republican tax reform bill hold a “Peoples Filibuster to Stop Tax Cuts for Billionaires,” protest rally outside the US Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 30, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Demonstrators against the Republican tax reform bill hold a “Peoples Filibuster to Stop Tax Cuts for Billionaires,” protest rally outside the US Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 30, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

U.S. Capitol Police officers remove a protester from the Senate Budget Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, is confronted by protesters as they shout their disapproval of the Republican tax bill outside the Senate Budget Committee hearing room on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Protesters disrupt the Senate Budget Committee markup of the tax reform bill in Dirksen Building on Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Protesters block the halls outside of the Senate Budget Committee markup of the FY2018 Budget reconciliation legislation in Washington, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

U.S. Capitol Police arrest a protester demonstrating against tax reform outside a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Protesters disrupt the Senate Budget Committee markup of the tax reform bill in Dirksen Building on Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

U.S .Capitol Police arrest a protester demonstrating against tax reform outside a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Protesters shout their disapproval of the Republican tax bill outside the Senate Budget Committee hearing room on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Protesters disrupt the Senate Budget Committee markup of the tax reform bill in Dirksen Building on Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Protesters shout their disapproval of the Republican tax bill outside the Senate Budget Committee hearing room on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Around a hundred people protested, outside U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office, against a tax bill in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 28, 2017 in Denver, Colo. (Photo: R.J. Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Around a hundred people protested, outside U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office, against a tax bill in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 28, 2017 in Denver, Colo. (Photo: R.J. Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Demonstrators take part in a protest against tax cuts for rich people in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Over a hundred protesters met at Greeley Square in Midtown Manhattan on Nov. 27, 2017 and marched along 34th Street behind a “Not One Penny of Tax Cuts for the Rich” banner, with “Tax Scam” signs, “Not One Penny” signs and giant checks made out from Medicaid or Medicare to billionaires or corporations, to raise awareness against the irresponsible tax plan that cuts Medicare and increases healthcare costs for older New Yorkers. (Photo: Erik Mcgregor/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Over a hundred protesters met at Greeley Square in Midtown Manhattan on Nov. 27, 2017 and marched along 34th Street behind a “Not One Penny of Tax Cuts for the Rich” banner, with “Tax Scam” signs, “Not One Penny” signs and giant checks made out from Medicaid or Medicare to billionaires or corporations, to raise awareness against the irresponsible tax plan that cuts Medicare and increases healthcare costs for older New Yorkers. (Photo: Erik Mcgregor/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Demonstrators take part in a protest against tax cuts for rich people in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Over a hundred protesters met at Greeley Square in Midtown Manhattan on Nov. 27, 2017 and marched along 34th Street behind a “Not One Penny of Tax Cuts for the Rich” banner, with “Tax Scam” signs, “Not One Penny” signs and giant checks made out from Medicaid or Medicare to billionaires or corporations, to raise awareness against the irresponsible tax plan that cuts Medicare and increases healthcare costs for older New Yorkers. (Photo: Erik Mcgregor/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Fred Frost, left, and Deborah Dion, right, protest against a Republican tax bill outside of the office of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Doral, Fla. (Photo: Lynne Sladky/AP)

Protesting the Republican tax bill

Protest signs are seen during a rally against the Republican tax bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 15, 2017. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)