WSJ with an article on the Republicans' struggle in getting the tax bill passed

Republicans need 50 votes, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a possible tie. The party controls 52 seats, and no Democrat is expected to vote for the bill, which means Republicans can afford to lose only two votes.

The Joint Committee on Taxation said late Thursday that the Senate plan wouldn't meet the party's goal of paying itself through stronger economic growth, fueling the concerns of the deficit hawks.

In order to resolve that, Republicans are proposing a "trigger" that would automatically increase taxes should revenue undershoot expectations. But that proposal is struggling to gain traction as the idea was floated across late yesterday.

The argument here is that lawmakers would find it difficult to design such a "trigger" and that some Republicans may be against the idea of reversing tax cuts down the road when the economy does not pick up.

Full article here.