Kevin Brady

GOP tax plan builds momentum as Rubio, Corker announce support ahead of next week's vote

GOP tax plan builds momentum as Rubio, Corker announce support ahead of next week's vote

Key holdouts on the GOP tax bill fell in line Friday, boosting momentum for passage as Republicans released the final version of their tax overhaul ahead of next week’s expected vote.

Leaders won over Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who had been the Senate’s lone GOP opponent of the $1.5-trillion package because he feared it added too much to the deficit.

And negotiators satisfied Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by slightly expanding a child tax credit to help working-class families.

The new support makes passage of President Trump’s top year-end priority, which was in jeopardy amid prolonged GOP infighting, more likely. Voting could begin on Tuesday.

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