Murkowski will vote for tax bill

Murkowski will vote for tax bill
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Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiHeitkamp ad highlights record as Senate race heats up Icebreaking ships are not America’s top priority in the Arctic 13 GOP senators ask administration to pause separation of immigrant families MORE (R-Alaska), a key vote for Senate Republicans in their pursuit of tax reform, will vote for the tax legislation, according to a reporter with MSNBC

 

Murkowski earlier this month came out in support of repealing ObamaCare's individual mandate as part of the tax-reform bill, despite previously voting against repeal-and-replace bills this year.

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Two lawmakers, Sens. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSenate probes FBI's heavy-handed use of redactions to obstruct congressional investigators Hillicon Valley: DHS gets new cyber chief | White House warns lawmakers not to block ZTE deal | White nationalists find home on Google Plus | Comcast outbids Disney for Fox | Anticipation builds for report on FBI Clinton probe Graham jokes about Corker: GOP would have to be organized to be a cult MORE (R-Wis.) and Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesGOP senators introduce bill to prevent family separations at border Hillicon Valley: DHS gets new cyber chief | White House warns lawmakers not to block ZTE deal | White nationalists find home on Google Plus | Comcast outbids Disney for Fox | Anticipation builds for report on FBI Clinton probe McConnell will ask Cornyn to stay on GOP leadership team MORE (R-Mont.), have come out against the bill, meaning Vice President Pence would need to break a tie should all other Republican senators support the legislation and all members of the Democratic caucus vote no.

Johnson has said he is “encouraged” by discussions on the bill, while an aide for Daines previously told The Hill that the senator is “optimistic” about changes to the legislation. Johnson did vote to advance the bill out of the Senate Budget Committee.

The Hill has reached out to Murkowski's office for comment.