GOP Tax Bill in Limbo, Sen. Rubio to Vote No Unless He Gets Child Tax Credit


The final passage of the GOP tax bill is uncertain after Republican Senator Marco Rubio said he will vote no. He will only vote yes unless the legislation includes a meaningful increase in child tax credit for working class families.

On Thursday, Sen. Rubio said, “I’ve been very consistent in my communications on this issue. I want us to see the refundable portion of the child tax credit increased from its current number. If it stays ta $1,100, I’m a no. Let’s hope it doesn’t.”

In a series of tweets, Rubio said the following:

On the other hand, Republican Sen. Mike Lee, who has been working with Rubio on the matter, remained undecided on the GOP tax bill. Lee and Rubio offered amendments to the Senate version of the bill to expand the refundable portion of the child tax credit.