GOP still fighting for tax bill votes in Senate

Senate Finance Committee member Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., front, with, from left, Sens. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are indicating they still have a way to go to secure the votes for their tax overhaul.

A second GOP senator, Steve Daines of Montana, announced Monday that he opposes the tax bill in its current form. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has already said he oppose the bill.

Both senators complain that the tax bill favors large corporations over small businesses. Republicans have only two votes to spare in the Senate, where they hold a 52-48 edge and anticipate Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie.

President Donald Trump is maintaining that the bill will help all Americans. He says, "It's going to mostly benefit people looking for jobs more than anything else, because we're giving great incentives."

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