UH OH: Marco Rubio says he’s currently a NO on final version of tax reform bill…but there’s still HOPE

It’s now being reported that Marco Rubio is a big fat NO on tax reform unless he can get more refundability on the child tax credit:

Here’s what his spokesperson told the media:

As was stated above, it’s also being reported that Mike Lee is undecided on the very same issue:

But apparently there is a deal in the works to get Rubio and Lee, according to Lee:

DC EXAMINER – Republicans will make the doubled child tax credit in their tax bill partly refundable against payroll taxes, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said Wednesday evening, meaning that the tax break will be available to many more low-income families.

The Senate-passed version of the tax bill would have increased the child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000, but would have limited the benefit for lower-income people by not similarly increasing the portion that would be refundable. Thus taxpayers would get money back from the government even if they didn’t have income tax liability.

Lee said in a Wednesday evening Facebook Live event with constituents that in the final joint House-Senate bill being negotiated “a significant portion, we don’t yet know for sure how much of that, will be refundable up to the total amount of taxes paid, including payroll taxes.”

In related news, it looks like anti-Trump Corker is still a no:

With all this drama, it’s no wonder that Mike Pence today delayed his trip to the Middle East. If they can’t get these issues resolved, they may very well need his vote to pass tax reform.

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