Final version of tax cuts on the edge of passing
Votes in the House and Senate are anticipated early this week on a sweeping tax-cut package that will be a boon for business owners and the middle class.
“As a candidate, I promised we would pass a massive TAX CUT for the everyday working American families who are the backbone and the heartbeat of our country. Now, we are just days away,” President Trump tweeted.
In the Senate, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who voted no on the senate version of the bill, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla), who had threatened to vote no on the bill unless the child tax credit was increased, both announced they would vote yes on the bill.
There are still uncertainties, including the possibility that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) could miss the vote. McCain’s office on Sunday confirmed that the senator will be in Arizona for medical treatment and that he won’t return until January. Sen. Thad Cochran (Miss.) is also dealing with health issues.
Still, even if both missed the vote, Republicans are likely to have 50 of their members in line, which would allow Vice President Pence to break a tie.