Two GOP holdouts say they’ll vote for tax bill

Daines and Johnson confer in a hallway before a vote at the Capitol in Washington. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Sens. Ron Johnson and Steve Daines are going to vote yes on the Senate GOP tax plan after receiving assurances there will be an increase to the deduction for pass-through businesses, according to CNBC. The amount of income business owners can deduct will jump from 17.4%, as was drafted in the original Senate bill, to 23%.

Why it matters: It means Sen. Susan Collins may be the deciding factor for the tax bill after Sen. John McCain hopped on board earlier this week. The bill is expected to move to a vote later today.