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After a period of uncertainty, Republicans gain enough votes to pass final version of tax plan

After a period of uncertainty, Republicans have gained more than enough support to pass the final version of a major tax plan.

The absence of two senior lawmakers as well the debate about the Child Tax Credit had threatened the bill’s passage, with Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) threatening to withhold support unless the Credit was increased.

However, congress came to an agreement and Rubio announced support of the final bill. In addition, the plan gained support from Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who had rejected the previous Senate bill.

“I know every bill we consider is imperfect and the question becomes is our country better off with or without this piece of legislation. I think we are better off with it. I realize this is a bet on our country’s enterprising spirit, and that is a bet I am willing to make,” Corker said in a statement.

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