Earlier this week, we listed 10 Republican senators who had potential reservations about their party’s tax policy bill — way more than the three GOP votes needed to kill it. Now, with the Senate voting on this legislation as soon as Thursday night, it looks like that opposition is falling away.
Why? On the one hand, party leaders are promising to change the bill to please many of the holdouts. On the other hand, some of the holdouts are either dropping their demands or accepting changes that have the appearance — more than the reality — of addressing their publicly stated concerns.
Montana’s Steve Daines and Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson had asked for the bill to offer more benefits to certain