Why the Senate doesn’t have the votes it needs to pass tax reform

As the Senate prepares to vote on their version of the tax bill as early as this week, all eyes are on six Senators.

Three Senators, Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Bob Corker (R-TN), and John McCain (R-AZ) are virtually immune from outside pressure as they are unlikely to face voters again. Flake and Corker are retiring and McCain is 80, just won reelection and is battling a serious illness. All three have expressed serious concerns about how much the tax proposal will increase the federal defi...

The Republican tax plan is in trouble

Republicans desperately need to pass tax reform. After multiple failed attempts at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Congress have to prove they can get something done, especially when their party controls the White House and both chambers of Congress.

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans announced they will attempt to repeal the individual mandate that requires Americans to be covered by health insurance in order to pay for the massive corporate tax cut &#...

Health care bill on brink of collapse as third Republican senator lashes out at McConnell

If they lose one more vote, the Senate health care bill is dead.Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, July 13, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. plans to rolls out the GOP’s revised health care bill, pushing toward a showdown vote next week with opposition within the Republican ranks. CREDIT: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

All 48 Democrats and two ...