Rubio defection threatens GOP’s slim majority on tax bill

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Rubio defection threatens GOP’s slim majority on tax bill

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, talks with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., left, as they leave the chamber following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters to answer questions on the tax bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, embraces Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, after GOP leaders announced they have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

Rubio defection threatens GOP’s slim majority on tax bill

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, talks with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., left, as they leave the chamber following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters to answer questions on the tax bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, embraces Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, after GOP leaders announced they have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.