A key Senate GOP leader said Friday that Republicans had secured enough votes to pass a massive tax package, expressing optimism after a night of high-stakes negotiations.
Coming out of a meeting of Senate leaders, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) said, “We have at least 50, and we’re still working.” The comments from Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, came just hours after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he planned to back the bill. He was one of the final holdouts, though the GOP needed a little more help to ensure they had the 50 votes they needed. Cornyn did not say who else had committed to support the package.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.