House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the tax bill will be voted on tonight and that she has "no objection" to members getting to vote for the estate-tax language separately.
Here's the exchange with reporters:
REPORTER: Will the tax plan be voted on later tonight?
PELOSI: "That is the plan. Definitely. I should say definitely, although I don't know what's happening with the weather. We spend so much time in the basement I didn't even know it was snowing."
REPORTER: More than one amendment?
PELOSI: "That decision hasn't been made."
REPORTER: Allow members to have a separate vote on the bill?
PELOSI: "Right and that was, that was... That's fine, they can have a separate vote on the bill."
REPORTER: So you think that's the way it will come back to the floor?
PELOSI: "Again, we're in consultation with the Rules Committee, but I have no objection to that."