Senate to vote on tax plan this week, No. 2 Republican says
Senator John Cornyn speaking at the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

 The U.S. Senate plans to vote on its tax overhaul package this week, the No. 2 Republican in the chamber said on Monday.

"The current plan this week is to vote on the Senate tax bill that was voted out of the Finance Committee last Thursday night," Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn told reporters.

The bill is a major priority for both Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann)