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California's vulnerable GOP members watch closely as final tax bill is negotiated

California's vulnerable GOP members watch closely as final tax bill is negotiated

Vulnerable California Republicans say they are watching closely as House leaders work on a final tax bill with the Senate, hoping they’ll win back part of some popular deductions that would lower tax bills in their districts.

California Republican votes may prove essential to the final tax bill’s chances, and some have signaled they are willing to vote against it.

Rep. Steve Knight, who was among the California Republicans who voted for the House version after being promised changes in the final bill, said he’s meeting with House leaders multiple times a day to reach a compromise.

“I have made it very clear that this has got to be something very comfortable for me,”...

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