Murkowski will vote for tax bill

Murkowski will vote for tax bill
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Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiPolice arrest 128 protesting Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill GOP launches counteroffensive on Kavanaugh Kavanaugh protesters descend on Collins, Flake offices on Capitol Hill 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 JohnsonKavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday Kavanaugh furor intensifies as calls for new testimony grow House panel advances DHS cyber vulnerabilities bills MORE (R-Wis.) and Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesMontana lawmakers cheer recommendation to ban mining north of Yellowstone Congress passes bill to require Senate campaign filings to be made electronically Congress just failed our nation’s veterans when it comes to medical marijuana 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.