Corker says tentative agreement on debt figure

FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., joined at left by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks with reporters after his panel approved the "Taylor Force Act," at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump is encouraging Corker to run for another term, according to two people familiar with a meeting between the two Republicans at the White House last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Sen. Bob Corker says he's reached a tentative agreement with other Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee on how much its tax plan would add to the government's debt.

Corker, a senior Republican who opposes adding to the deficit, didn't offer a figure. But after meeting with other top Republicans, he said he's willing to take into account revenue boosts from "pro-growth tax reform" when voting for a budget plan.

Traditional Capitol Hill scorekeepers are likely to say the GOP plan would add more than $1 trillion over a decade to the $20 trillion-plus debt. Tax-cut advocates on the budget panel were pressing for a tax cut of $1.5 trillion or more.

Corker said Republicans are in a "very good place" on the tax figure.