Tax Bill’s Future Uncertain As Budget Committee Sends It To Full Senate For Vote

A key Senate committee advanced a sweeping tax package to the full Senate on Tuesday, handing Republican leaders a victory as they try to pass the nation’s first tax overhaul in 31 years, The Associated Press reported. The Senate Budget Committee voted 12-11 to advance the bill as two committee Republicans who had said they were considering voting against the measure – Bob Corker of Tennessee and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin – backed the legislation. President Donald Trump personally lobbied Republican senators at the Capitol on Tuesday, and the bill passed with little fanfare other than a few protesters who tried to disrupt the vote. All 11 Democrats were opposed. The White House celebrated the…