Mitch McConnell: We Have the Votes To Pass Tax Reform

ola olugbemi | December 1, 2017
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) is walking tall after telling reporters that he thinks Republican have the votes to pass their tax reform bill.

NPR reported that the news came after Senate Republicans discussed final changes to the bill in a closed-door meeting.

Positive signs that the bill might actually pass through the Senate arguably began yesterday, as  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) threw his support to the Senate Majority Leader's latest tax bill.

McCain’s approval seemingly sparked a revival of favor for the bill with holdouts such as Sen.
Susan Collins (R-Maine) agreeing to support the bill after Republicans agreed to include her tax deduction amendments within the bill’s language.

Another holdout, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), also agreed to support the tax bill because he got to throw his demands into the bill, as well. Flake recently announced that he will resign his Arizona Senate seat next year.

As vigor is restored to the latest tax reform proposal, McConnell’s Senate Republicans are poised for a major legislative victory before the end of the year.

(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)

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