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McCain endorses budget bill in win for GOP tax plan

McCain endorses budget bill in win for GOP tax plan

Senate Republicans desperate to pass tax cuts as a way to salvage their deadlocked legislative agenda earned a series of much-needed victories Tuesday, raising GOP hopes of approving legislation this week that will lay the groundwork for rate cuts later.

As President Donald Trump prepared to promote tax reform in a speech Tuesday night, Senate Republicans won over a key holdout on the budget resolution, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and welcomed back Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., whose absence due to illness had threatened to derail the bill.

"I support the Senate budget resolution because it provides a path forward on tax reform," McCain said in a statement. "I have...

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