(Bloomberg) — President Trump met with Republican senators in a question-and-answer session that ended just minutes before the Senate Budget Committee approved the bill on a party-line vote of 12 to 11.

The vote sends the measure on to the Senate floor for a vote as early as Thursday.

Tuesday's committee vote came after Republican leaders addressed objections raised by GOP members who threatened to block it.

The House passed its own tax-cut measure last month, and Senate Republicans can afford to lose no more than two votes among their ranks to pass the measure without Democratic help.

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