Republicans’ Plan to Overhaul Tax Code in Peril as Rubio and Lee Threaten to Vote No

HeadlineDec 15, 2017
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In Washington, D.C., Republicans’ legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code in order to shower billions of dollars upon the richest Americans and major corporations appears to be hanging by a thread. Two Republican senators—Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah—have threatened to vote against the legislation, unless the child tax credit is expanded. Republicans are pushing for a vote as early as next week. Vice President Mike Pence has canceled a trip to Middle East so he can be in Washington, D.C., in case he’s required to cast the tie-breaking vote.

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