Murkowski will vote for tax bill

Murkowski will vote for tax bill
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Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiMurkowski celebrates birthday with electric scooter ride Overnight Energy: Park Service plans to pay full-time staff through entrance fees | Oil companies join blitz for carbon tax | Interior chief takes heat for saying he hasn't 'lost sleep' over climate change Democrats grill Trump Interior chief for saying he hasn't 'lost sleep' over climate change 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 JohnsonFrustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' Barr throws curveball into Senate GOP 'spying' probe Bipartisan group of senators introduce legislation designed to strengthen cybersecurity of voting systems MORE (R-Wis.) and Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesRepublicans spend more than million at Trump properties Bullock: Running for Senate 'never really got me excited' Liberian immigrant among Dems planning challenges to GOP senator in Montana 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.