December 18, 2017 / 9:29 PM / 5 months ago

Republican Senator Collins says she will vote for tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Monday she would vote for the sweeping tax overhaul her party’s leaders hope to push through Congress this week, all but ensuring its passage despite seemingly universal opposition from Democrats.

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to reporters as she arrives for a nomination vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“The first major overhaul of our tax code since 1986, this legislation will provide tax relief to working families, encourage the creation of jobs right here in America and spur economic growth that will benefit all Americans,” she said in remarks on the Senate floor.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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