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                                                                                       November 29, 2017
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            Tax Bill Advances, Final Senate Vote Remains Uncertain

            By S. OHLEMACHER
            M. GORDON
            Associated Press
            WASHINGTON  (AP)  —  A
            key Senate committee ad-
            vanced  a  sweeping  tax
            package to the full Senate
            on  Tuesday,  handing  Re-
            publican  leaders  a  victory
            as they try to pass the na-
            tion’s first tax overhaul in 31
            The  Senate  Budget  Com-
            mittee  voted  12-11  to  ad-
            vance the bill as two com-
            mittee  Republicans  who
            had  said  they  were  con-
            sidering voting against the
            measure  —  Bob  Corker  of
            Tennessee  and  Ron  John-
            son of Wisconsin — backed
            the legislation.
            President  Donald  Trump
            personally  lobbied  Repub-
            lican senators at the Capi-
            tol on Tuesday and the bill
            passed  with  little  fanfare
            other  than  a  few  protest-
            ers  who  tried  to  disrupt
            the vote. All 11 Democrats   Senate Finance Committee member Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., front, with, from left, Sens. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., John Cornyn, R-Texas,
            were opposed.                and Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in
                    Continued on Page 3  Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.                                                       (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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