Transcript for Senate Republicans scramble to make changes to tax bill
The GOP tax bill is in a state of flux this morning Republicans are trying to scale back some of the cuts to secure crucial support. From senators who were worried about adding to the deficit. They're also working on a major rewrite but still holding out hope of passing that today it issued aggregate has the latest from Capitol Hill force good morning out. Diane in Kenneth this is not how Republicans were hoping to kick off their tax reform votes. They have to make changes to this bill that are so big and so significant that they called off votes altogether last night. They say Lewis will start again today but we don't know exactly what they're going to be voting on where or how much that he'll change overnight. The big sticking point is from senator Bob Corker who doesn't like that this bill increases the deficit had so much one point five trillion dollars to be exact. Senators have been working towards a deal to get him on board. They wanted to include an option to raise taxes at some point on the road if the cuts don't lead to the sort of economic growth Republicans are hoping for. This option had become known as the trigger. But when senators brought the trigger proposal to the senate parliamentarian. Who is basically the senate referee. She said it violated Chamber's rules it's. So last night they went back to the drawing board. Negotiating running back and forth between the senate floor in the leader's offices trying to make a deal on more permanent tax increases. But there's just too much work to do would have senators lay around boats got punted to 11 AM. Last night Republicans seemed confident that they'd get a deal done but on what we don't really know and we're not sure they know either Diane Kenneth. Alli thinks.
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