McCaskill: Lobbyists gave Dems a list of GOP amendments to tax bill
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Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp GOP Senate candidate slams McCaskill over Clinton ties Dems meddle against Illinois governor ahead of GOP primary 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 McConnellCollins: 'Extremely disappointing' ObamaCare fix left out of spending deal House poised to vote on .3T spending bill Budowsky: Stop Trump from firing Mueller 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 DainesOvernight Defense: Senate sides with Trump on military role in Yemen | Dem vets push for new war authorization on Iraq anniversary | General says time isn't 'right' for space corps Senate sides with Trump on providing Saudi military support Overnight Tech: Ivanka Trump gives boost for anti-sex trafficking bill | GOP senators push to keep online sales tax out of omnibus | How James O'Keefe operatives tried to trick tech employees MORE (Mont.), who won a concession related to deductions for pass-through businesses; and Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsCollins: 'Extremely disappointing' ObamaCare fix left out of spending deal Overnight Cybersecurity: Zuckerberg breaks silence on Cambridge Analytica | Senators grill DHS chief on election security | Omnibus to include election cyber funds | Bill would create 'bug bounty' for State GOP lawmakers blast Dems for opposing ObamaCare fix MORE (Maine), who won a concession on deductions for medical expenses and property taxes.