Senate Republicans have 50 votes to pass tax bill: Cornyn
Senator John Cornyn speaking at the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The No. 2 U.S. Senate Republican John Cornyn said on Friday he was confident Republicans have the 50 votes necessary to pass a tax overhaul bill in the chamber.

"We are confident of the 50 and would like to build on that," Cornyn said.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Writing by Mohammad ZarghamEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)