McCaskill: Lobbyists gave Dems a list of GOP amendments to tax bill
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Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillHistory argues for Democratic Senate gains Polling analyst: Same Dems who voted for Gorsuch will vote for Kavanaugh Pollster: Kavanaugh will get Dem votes MORE (Mo.) said Friday that Democrats had received a list of amendments to the Republican tax reform legislation from outside lobbyists instead of their Republican colleagues. 

"This is so bad. We have just gotten list of amendments to be included in bill NOT from our R colleagues, but from lobbyists downtown," the senator tweeted ahead of a likely Friday vote on the bill.

McCaskill and other Senate Democrats have repeatedly criticized Republicans over their handling of the tax bill, arguing it is mostly being written behind closed doors.

The Senate is expected to hold a final vote on the legislation late Friday. A number of changes are likely to be made to the bill before final passage, however. Republicans are expected to offer a "manager's" amendment that would reflect those changes.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPelosi: 'Thug' Putin not welcome in Congress GOP to White House: End summit mystery Sunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight MORE (R-Ky.) said Friday that Democrats have already had plenty of time to review the bill during the four days of committee hearings, and that they would be sufficiently familiar with most of the final version's provisions when it went to a vote. 

Senate Republican leaders said Friday that they had the votes to pass the landmark legislation. 

Several Republicans have signed on to the measure, including Sen. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesSenate Democrats block resolution supporting ICE Republican bill aims to deter NATO members from using Russian pipeline GOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE MORE (Mont.), who won a concession related to deductions for pass-through businesses; and Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report — Russia furor grips Washington Overnight Health Care: Novartis pulls back on drug price hikes | House Dems launch Medicare for All caucus | Trump officials pushing ahead on Medicaid work requirements Senate panel to vote next week on banning 'gag clauses' in pharmacy contracts MORE (Maine), who won a concession on deductions for medical expenses and property taxes.