Washington, D.C., is abuzz with the news that a second Republican Senator has jumped ship when it comes to supporting the GOP tax reform legislation in its current form. On Monday, November 27, Senator Steve Daines of Montana became the second member of the chamber to state he would not vote for the tax reform bill in its current form. The first Republican GOP Senator to make that decision was Senator Ron Johnson. The legislation officially is entitled Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The GOP has a fragile, narrow majority in the U.S. Senate. With these two defectors, if all other GOP Senators end up voting for the bill in its current form, and all Democrats vote against it, Vice President Pence will need to be called in to break the tie. All Democrats are expected to vote against the legislation. The same cannot be said about all other Republicans voting in the affirmative.

President Donald Trump, at least in his recurring tweets, had indicated his support of the legislation in its current form. He insists that it will be enacted into law.

Upwards to at least four other Republican members of the U.S. Senate have expressed the possibility that they made not vote for the legislation in its current form. The likelihood of at least one of these members formally announcing he or she will not vote in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is strong. If that occurs, the GOP would lake the votes to get the bill through the Senate without reforming it.

The President, and the GOP Congressional leadership, have all insisted that they would pass tax reform legislation prior to the Christmas recess. That still can be accomplished, but will now likely necessitate some more revisions to the legislation in order to keep GOP Senators and Representatives on board.

Seeing headlines that talked about this being President Obama’s last Fourth of July in the White House made me think about my time in D.C. during the summer and how much I miss it.

I was blessed enough to have the opportunity to volunteer at the White House’s annual Fourth of July celebration, and spend the day in D.C. The day I spent in Washington that day was almost unreal, and it is a collective memory I carry with me everywhere.

I had never seen so much red, white, and blue in my life. I thought the celebrations I had seen in my hometown of Aurora, Colorado were something to write home about (and they are), but the D.C. celebration was rightfully the most colorful and busy Fourth of July celebration I had ever been witness to.

It was nice to see President Obama spending time with staff and other officials. It felt surreal to eat picnic food and drinking tea on the White House lawn with my friends, and I felt like a king taking the subway home after spending a night listening to great music in the midst of a packed crowd and celebrating the holiday with my colleagues and the White House.

Seeing people march in the streets for the parade, watching the festivities in excitement, and experiencing a city as great and historic as D.C. on the Fourth of July was a memorable experience. I would highly recommend experiencing the holiday in D.C. next year.