Update (2:45PM EST): Although no official time has been provided, according to The Hill, Senator Tom Tillis (R-NC), who presided over the Senate floor during lunch, said he expected a vote on the tax bill in the 4 – 5pm EST timeframe.
Meanwhile, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) has just confirmed she will support the procedural vote for tax reform today but is still on the fence regarding her final support of the legislation.
*GOP SENATOR COLLINS SAYS SHE WILL BE A “YES” ON TAX BILL MOTION TO PROCEED
*SEN. COLLINS SAYS SHE’S NOT YET A `YES’ ON FINAL VOTE ON TAXES
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Just yesterday a 12-11 party-line vote in favor of the tax reform bill by the Senate budget committee allowed Mitch McConnell to breathe a temporary sigh of relief after earlier objections by GOP members left many wondering whether the bill would even make it out of committee.
Now, the controversial legislation is set for its first key test before the entire Senate after McConnell just confirmed that a crucial procedural vote intended to allow debate on the bill has been scheduled for later this afternoon.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 29, 2017.