I’ve been saying that this is NOT a slam dunk….
There IS going to be trouble between what the Senate wants and the House…(If Lee , Rubio , Corker and Collins join Flake ?…And this vote rolls back to after Jones gets sworn in?…NO LAW…..
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has informed Senate leaders he intends to vote against the Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax plan unless it includes a larger expansion of a child tax credit, according to a Senate GOP source.
Rubio and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) proposed a change to expand the tax credit as part of the tax bill that passed the Senate, but the plan was opposed by GOP leadership and voted down.
Lee is undecided on whether to support the bill, according to a Lee spokesperson.
If Rubio votes against the bill, Republicans can afford to only lose one more vote on their tax plan and pass it through the Senate. They control 52 seats in the Senate and need 50 to pass their bill, as Vice President Pence could break a tie. But Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) already opposes the plan because of its effect on the federal deficit.
As Republicans look to reconcile the House and Senate bills into a joint final version, Rubio and Lee have pushed a change to the child tax credit that would allow millions more low-income families to take advantage of the bill’s expanded credit…..
I have been saying the cahnces for passage is LESS than 50%….