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Tax bill finalized as key GOP holdouts make deals, fall in line

WASHINGTON — Key holdouts on the GOP tax bill fell in line Friday, boosting momentum for passage as Republicans released the final version of their tax overhaul ahead of next week’s expected vote. Leaders won over Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who had been the lone GOP opponent in the Senate of the $1.5 trillion package earlier because he feared it added too much to the deficit. And negotiators satisfied Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., by slightly expanding a child tax credit to help working-class families. The new support makes passage of President Trump’s top year-end priority, which was in jeopardy amid prolonged GOP infighting, more likely. Voting could begin on Tuesday.

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