Republicans rally behind tax bill

Congress released the final language for the tax reform bill, which lawmakers had the weekend to read over before voting on the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul.

With republicans holding a slim majority in the Senate, it took last minute deals with Florida senator Marco Rubio and Utah senator Mike Lee to increase the size of the refundable child tax credit, to give republicans enough votes to pass the bill with out any votes from democrats.

Tennessee senator Bob Corker has also announced his support for the bill, as did Arizona senator John McCain and Mississippi senator Thad Cochran – both of whom have been out with health issues but plan to be back in D.C. to cast their votes.

Republicans hope to vote as soon as Tuesday and currently hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate since the vote is likely to happen before Alabama’s new senator, democrat Doug Jones, gets sworn in.

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