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Republicans plan to vote on the tax bill early in the week, leaving them little time to strike a deal with Democrats to authorize funds to keep the government running.
The polling for the $1.46 trillion Republican plan has been abysmal.
Rubio dropped his threat to vote against the plan after additional benefits for working families were added.
GOP Sens. Marco Rubio and Mike Lee want any tax overhaul bill to include tens of billions of dollars in new tax breaks for low-income and working-class families.
Rubio wanted to take a bit of the corporate tax cut and give it to the poor. The party is now working on a plan that would give it to the rich
Some Republicans are enthusiastic. Others are wary. But they all agree there are high hurdles to proposing Medicare changes in an election year.
An advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers joined a chorus of conservative groups and senators pushing the GOP to keep the final rate at 20 percent.
Lawmakers have until the end of Friday to reach an agreement to avert a shutdown that analysts say could stall economic growth.
Ryan cited concerns over the federal deficit, which the GOP tax bill would increase by at least $1 trillion over a decade.
But some economists say America's social safety net is too small to play a major role in constraining economic growth.