Final tax plan expected to keep medical deduction and grad student waiver, a relief to millions

Posted: December 14, 2017 at 11:57 a.m.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Devendorf First-year graduate student Andrew Devendorf presents his psychology research at a conference.

WASHINGTON - Andrew Devendorf has contacted Sen. Marco Rubio's office every other day for the past month to beg the Florida Republican to make sure Congress's final tax bill doesn't make graduate school unaffordable for him and 179,000 other PhD students in the United States. Rubio has emerged as a potential swing vote on the tax bill, giving him possible leverage as Republicans finalize their plan with the goal of getting legislation to President Donald Trump's desk by Christmas.

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