Florida Sen. Marco Rubio informed Senate Republican Management on Thursday that he intends to vote towards the huge tax invoice barreling by means of Congress if the kid tax credit score isn’t expanded, a possible main blow in President Donald Trump’s want to move a tax overhaul by Christmas.
If the invoice isn’t modified and Rubio votes towards the plan, there can be no room for extra Republican dissension because the GOP solely holds fifty two of one hundred Senate seats. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker already introduced that he would vote towards the plan on account of considerations on the federal deficit, leaving Republicans with solely fifty one votes.
Vice President Mike Pence would break a tie if the GOP has 50 votes.
Rubio and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, proposed a change to make the kid tax credit score absolutely refundable as a approach to assist low-revenue households, however that plan was opposed by Sen. Majority Chief Mitch McConnell and GOP management and the measure failed.
Regardless of the failure of their proposed modified, Rubio and Lee voted for the preliminary tax invoice that handed the Senate two weeks in the past with fifty one votes.
Rubio has made it clear he needs an expanded youngster tax credit score for months, and Trump hinted at an enlargement on Wednesday saying, “You will hear the numbers very quickly however they’re even bigger than anticipated.”