Senate Republicans pushed their tax plan past another key hurdle Wednesday, a show of momentum for President Trump’s top priority even as frantic negotiations with GOP holdouts made final passage uncertain.
A procedural vote, which passed 52 to 48, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed, marked an important milestone as the GOP-led Congress scrambled to deliver a significant accomplishment by the end of Trump’s first year in office.
It was the first time the plan had been considered by the full Senate. A final vote is likely by the end of the week.
Still the $1.5-trillion package remains in flux. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is...