The GOP tax bill is moving forward to a Senate vote after the Senate Budget Committee narrowly advanced the measure.
2 Republicans who previously expressed concern, Ron Johnson and Bob Corker ultimately approved the bill, resulting in a 12-11 party-line vote.
As reported in TheHill
The Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday advanced the chamber’s GOP tax bill.
The measure was approved by a party-line vote of 12-11, with two key Republicans voting for the measure after previously expressing concerns.
The vote sends the measure to the Senate floor, where the bill could start to be considered as early as Wednesday. Overhauling the tax code is a top priority for Republicans and they are hoping to get legislation to President Trump’s desk by Christmas.
Trump visited the Senate Republicans’ lunch just before the vote in an effort to rally lawmakers on the bill.
Monday evening, two GOP senators, Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Bob Corker(Tenn.), had left the door open to voting against the measure in committee if their concerns weren’t addressed before then. Johnson has expressed concerns that the bill doesn’t do enough to help pass-through businesses, while Corker is concerned about the impact on the debt.
However, they ultimately decided to vote in favor of the measure.
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