Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch led the work on the tax bill. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The Senate passed its version of the GOP tax plan shortly before 2 am Saturday morning on a narrow, mostly party-line vote of 51-49. Bob Corker was the only Republican to vote against it (here's why). The final bill — released online around 9:30 pm Friday — included hundreds of billions of dollars of changes designed to win over holdouts like Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Ron Johnson, and Steve Daines.

What to expect: This vote is a done deal now, but the final version of what might be America's next tax code isn't. The Senate will still have to negotiate a final version with the House, but even though there will be critical details to be worked out, it's hard to see the bill falling apart after it's gotten this far.

Go deeper: What to watch for in the coming negotiations ... Why Republicans had to pass the bill

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 21,020,216 — Total deaths: 761,393— Total recoveries: 13,048,303Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 5,289,323 — Total deaths: 167,948 — Total recoveries: 1,774,648 — Total tests: 64,831,306Map.
  3. Health: CDC: Survivors of COVID-19 have up to three months of immunity Fauci believes normalcy will return by "the end of 2021" with vaccine — The pandemic's toll on mental health.
  4. Business: How small businesses got stiffed — Unemployment starts moving in the right direction.
  5. Cities: Coronavirus pandemic dims NYC's annual 9/11 Tribute in Light.
  6. Politics: Biden signals fall strategy with new ads.

Harris: "Women are going to be a priority" in Biden administration

Sen. Kamala Harris at an event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In her first sit-down interview since being named Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris talked about what she'll do to fight for women if elected VP, and how the Democrats are thinking about voter turnout strategies ahead of November.

What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.

Facebook goes after Apple

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Facebook is seeking to force a face-off with Apple over its 30% in-app purchase commission fee, which Facebook suggests hurts small businesses struggling to get by during the pandemic.

The big picture: Facebook has never publicly gone after Apple, a key strategic partner, this aggressively. Both companies face antitrust scrutiny, which in Apple's case has centered on the very fee structure Facebook is now attacking.