Increased Support Among Senate Republicans For Tax Bill But Some Opposition Remains

The Senate voted today on party lines to proceed with floor debate on the tax bill. Recently, there has been increased support for the tax legislation among Senate Republicans. Senators James Lankford and Jerry Moran, both former holdouts, indicated that they would support the legislation. Senators Ron Johnson and Bob Corker, vocal critics of the bill, both voted in favor of the bill in the Tuesday Senate Budget Committee vote. In addition, Senator Susan Collins, who voted against the healthcare bill, might be open to supporting the bill. However, Senators Steve Daines, John McCain, and Jeff Flake— who had previously voiced reservations regarding the bill– have not expressed support for the legislation.

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