Two Republican senators are holding out from voting for the GOP tax plan as written, adding uncertainty to the party’s push to overhaul the U.S. tax system ahead of an expected vote next week.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., opposes the current legislation unless the GOP expands the proposed child tax credit, spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas confirmed Thursday. Rubio informed Senate leaders of his stance, The Washington Post first reported.
“Consistently, throughout this process, I’ve outlined the need to increase the refundable part of the child tax credit,” Rubio told reporters later Thursday.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is currently undecided on the bill and also wants to expand the credit, spokesman Conn Carroll said.